Festivities kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday with a parade that stretches from Central Magnet School, located at 701 E. Main St., to the museum, which is near the corner of Academy and Broad streets. After the parade, Juneteenth Festival is set to start at 10 a.m.
Activities planned include storytelling, live entertainment, food vendors, booths featuring local civic groups, and a kids zone.
Former students of Bradley Academy will serve as docents and lead free museum tours that day. Kevin Douglass Green, the great-great-grandson of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, also will be on hand.
A special presentation will honor the memory of Dr. George Smith, who died earlier this year. Smith was instrumental in the development of Bradley Museum along with the preservation of history involving U.S. Colored Troops as well as the black community.