The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence will host a Juneteenth celebration Friday night at Broken Arrow Park.
The event, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., will include oral histories about Juneteenth, food, games and activities, a street dance and several informational booths from other community organizations.
Juneteenth actually is June 19, the day slavery was abolished in the United States.
Club members also will mark the emancipation date by making posters and writing essays.
The celebration is free and open to all ages.