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Sun, Jun 20



Juneteenth Celebration 2021

Juneteenth: What Is It, Why Is It Important, And How We Should Celebrate It

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Juneteenth Celebration 2021
Juneteenth Celebration 2021

Time & Location

Jun 20, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT

Birmingham, 1140 Pratt Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35214, USA


About The Event

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the  ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, a Union  General rode into Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had  ended, and slaves had been freed. Though the Emancipation Proclamation  became law in January 1863, it could not be enforced in places still  under confederate control. Thus it took over 2 years for approximately  250,000 Texan slaves to learn their freedom had been secured by the  government.

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