College Station kids walk in Juneteenth celebration of freedom

Come out to Emancipation Park on Monday to celebrate Juneteenth. The event features live entertainment vendors art and more

Come out to Emancipation Park on Monday to celebrate Juneteenth. The event features live entertainment vendors art and more

Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the abolishment of slavery in Texas, and the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the confederate south.

The Cobb chapter of the NAACP will host a three-day celebration of Juneteenth on Marietta Square this weekend.

The focus this year is recognizing history, heritage and happiness.

It's the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the USA; in Duluth, Juneteenth traditionally is celebrated on the Saturday nearest to June 19. It will take place on June 17 from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.at Ernie Davis Park.

The University of Arkansas' African American Resource Group and the Juneteenth Celebration Committee invite the Northwest Arkansas community to celebrate the 19th Northwest Arkansas Juneteenth celebration. The East Biloxi Community Collaborative will join the nationwide celebration by hosting the 2017 Juneteenth Celebration. To many of them, the holiday has simply come to mean a day of food and fun. The event is at Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 S.E. 248th St., in Kent.

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