Juneteenth Celebration

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The Town Entertainment says
Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth!
"A Day to Remember and Keep Marching On"

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that 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. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863.
Juneteenth symbolizes the end of slavery. It has come to symbolize for many African-Americans what the fourth of July symbolizes for all Americans -- freedom. It serves as a historical milestone reminding Americans of the triumph of the human spirit over the cruelty of slavery. It honors those African-Americans ancestors who survived the inhumane institution of bondage, as well as demonstrating pride in the marvelous legacy of resistance and perseverance they left us.

Join us for this FREE community event that will include free food and beverages, fun family activities, community information and resources, music and live performances by Elnah Jordan, Leija Farr, Kouyate Arts, Dilla Viscious and PNW Drumline; with DJ Fresh1 and hosted by Draze.

We hope to see you there to celebrate the history & legacy of Juneteenth!

Presented by Atlantic Street Center, Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool & The Town Entertainment

[The event will be held on the outdoor plaza, between the Community Center and Southshore school, on the corner of Rainier & Henderson]
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By: The Town Entertainment

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