SEVIERVILLE — In June, the public is invited to celebrate a special holiday, Juneteenth.

Juneteenth, the newest United States federal holiday to be celebrated annually, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. On Monday, June 19, at 5 p.m. (doors open to the public) the public is invited to join other celebrants at the King Family Library to learn more about African Americans and their influence in Sevier County over the years. Highlighted sessions during the program include a traditional food-tasting event and live music by the Chandler Family Singers!