First Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Nutley

The Nutley Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Council invites all to their first annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 19th between 1pm and 4pm at the Nutley Amvets Post 30, 184 Park Avenue, Nutley NJ.

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.

Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.

The following year, on June 19, the first official Juneteenth celebrations took place in Texas. The original observances included prayer meetings and the singing of spirituals, and celebrants wore new clothes as a way of representing their newfound freedom. Within a few years, African Americans in other states were celebrating the day as well, making it an annual tradition.

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  1. cjohnson@nutleynj.org
Sat, June 19
1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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The Nutley Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Council invites all to their first annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 19th between 1pm and 4pm at the Nutley Amvets Post 30, 184 Park Avenue, Nutley NJ.

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 ...

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