Community Celebration of Juneteenth

Guest speakers to be announced

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.


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  1. Kiran Agrahara
  2. 302-438-2769
Fri, June 19
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 06/19/2020 6:00pm 06/19/2020 7:00pm America/New_York Community Celebration of Juneteenth

Guest speakers to be announced

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

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