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Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19ththat the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

Date:
Monday, June 19, 2017
Time:
All Day Event
Categories:
Cultural Event

Event Organizer

Donna Greenberg