Juneteenth 2018

Juneteenth is the oldest and the most popular annual national celebration of African American emancipation from slavery. It marks the day, June 19, 1865, when news finally came to Texas that the Civil War had ended and all slaves were now freed, fully two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

Nearby celebrations will be held in Plainfield, Elizabeth and New Brunswick.

 

 

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