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Juneteenth Celebration

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Date(s) - 06/19/2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park


Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States, with varying official recognition.

It is commemorated on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865 announcement by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas