On June 18th, Booker T. Washington National Monument will commemorate the anniversary of the 1865 emancipation of Booker T. Washington and the nearly four million people released from the bondage of slavery at the end of the Civil War. Booker T. Washington will host its annual Juneteenth Gospel event on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The event includes re-enactments of the moment of freedom that Booker T. Washington experienced with his family. gospel performances, a children's village, and food vendors. Admission is free.