5 facts about Juneteenth, marking the last day of slavery

Miss Juneteenth and her court wave to the crowd

Miss Juneteenth and her court wave to the crowd

This even came more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln's issued his Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, an order that freed all slaves in the United States.

Saturday's celebration, originally slated to take place in Cook Park from 12 to 4 p.m., had to be moved inside the nearby Girls Inc. building because of rain. Community Center. The event will feature local vendors, live entertainment, food, arts, crafts and more.

Lee and her supporters walked in more than 20 states in her first campaign to talk to President Obama a year ago. One hundred and fifty-two years ago, on June 19, 1865, the last slaves in Texas and, more broadly, in the Confederate South were freed. Even without national recognition, though, Juneteenth is a fully fledged holiday, complete with a traditional menu. And celebrations today continue as we reflect on opportunities afforded to generation after generation because of the events of that day.

Nate Walls, Juneteenth Celebration Participant, "I think everyone should know about it".

"It educates the younger generation and they look forward to it", Sessions said.

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But Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez equalised just eight minutes later with a header from the edge of the six-yard box. It took a while for both sides to settle but the first real action of interest was possibly the most contentious.

It's called Juneteenth and it's all about President Lincoln and the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

The annual holiday celebrates the abolition of slavery, perseverance, advancement, and achievement within the African-American community. "I challenge you, all brothers, all fathers, all men that are in the community to come out and bond with your son or bond with another son in your community so we can all be together as one".

The African American Museum of Iowa has been Juneteenth all weekend.

Slavery falls squarely into the category of history that is uncomfortable to talk about, made even more complicated by the fact that the USA came in late to the abolition game. "Be it African American, be it Mexican American, but American and to enjoy that freedom".

"This year, we're really concentrating on freedom".

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