Juneteenth Celebration

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

Today, Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. As it takes on a more national, symbolic and even global perspective, the events of 1865 in Texas are not forgotten, for all of the roots tie back to this fertile soil from which a national day of pride is growing.

The 2017 Juneteenth Celebration in Statesville will be a three day event.

Thursday, June 15
 - Guest speaker, Tamir Mukabbir, will educate the public on the origin and meaning of Juneteenth. 7 pm, Shearer Hall at Mitchell Community College.

Friday, June 16 - Watch a re-enactment of the declaration freeing the slaves. 7 pm, Unity Building on Salisbury Rd.

Saturday, June 17 - A family festival with entertainment, food, vendors, educational moments, free book giveaway, bounce house, etc. Entertainment includes Nickey Mott and The Cookie Band. 2 pm - 9 pm,  500 S Center St.

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