UW-Green Bay student Jordyn Cook reads poem at Juneteenth celebration | Green Bay Press Gazette
A crowd of over 250 people showed up at a Green Bay park on Friday to celebrate Juneteenth, marking the end of slavery in America.
Activists in the grassroots organization Black Lives United-Green Bay and We All Rise African American Resource Center organized the event at Perkins Park. Rhythm and blues music filled the air, and the sun was out, despite rain in the forecast, and a food truck and Black-owned business vendors were set up for festival-goers.
Student Jordyn Cook, from UW-Green Bay, read a poem, and local artists celebrated Black culture with their performances.