Juneteenth Celebration – June 18

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This year marks the 141st anniversary of Juneteenth nationally, and the 3rd annual Rochester Juneteenth celebration. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when the last 250,000 slaves in Texas were freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Often known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth remembers the tragedy of slavery and the promise of freedom.

When: Sunday, June 18, 2006 12 – 6 p.m.
Where: Mayo Park, (behind Mayo Civic Center)

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