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Juneteenth Festival: Celebrating Freedom
June 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Come celebrate Juneteenth this Friday from noon to 3pm! There will food, vendors and art! The Juneteenth Festival will be free for the community!
The event will be spread over four acres-with hand sanitizer stations throughout- to encourage social distancing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. All attendees MUST wear face coverings; if you do not have a mask, one will be provided.
“Juneteenth also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day, is an American holiday celebrated annually on June 19. It commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed them almost two and a half years earlier, and the American Civil War had largely ended with the defeat of the Confederate States in April, Texas… [had] a low presence of Union troops, so enforcement of the proclamation had been slow and inconsistent.” – Wikipedia