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Celebrate Juneteenth with Three Events June 15-17

The Authors' Night Book Signing on June 15, Kaleidoscope on June 16 and the big Juneteenth celebration on June 17.

Celebrate Juneteenth in Murfreesboro with three free events June 15 – 17 taking place at Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center at 415 S. Academy Street:

Authors’ Night Book Signing

Local authors will discuss their literary works and sign books from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15. This event supports aspiring African American authors in Rutherford County.  


Kaleidoscope, a networking mixer, is scheduled for Friday, June 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.. Small businesses and organizations will provide informational material: a diverse collection of resources for your mind, body and soul.

Juneteenth Celebration

The community is invited to celebrate Juneteenth, or “Freedom Day” on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include a kids’ zone, food vendors, artists, and live music and dancing.

About Bradley Academy

Bradley Academy was built in 1806 as the first school for education of white males only. In 1884, African American students, males and females, were allowed to attend school. The current structure was built in 1917 and opened as the new school for African American students in 1918. Today, Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center is managed by Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department.



About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.