Due to the Safety & Health of our Community, the
Juneteenth events have been postponed until 2021.


This years Juneteenth celebration will take place at Prisco Community Center in Aurora IL. There will be music, entertainment, African Dance, spoken word, motivational speakers, vendors, free food, free beverages and a fun for the whole family.

History of Kwanzaa

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.


Your tax-deductible donation to AAMOU will help sponsor the following programs: 
Back-To-School Fair, College Readiness Field-Trips, Summer Jobs for Youth, Museum Field-Tripsculture enrichment events (Juneteenth and Kwanzaa) or you could sponsor a child in our Rites of Passage program which is vital and essential for youth at risk of gangs, drugs & violence. Click DONATE or you could send a donation directly to:
P.O Box 1534    
Aurora IL, 60507

Thank You for your support!