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Tag: Juneteenth Celebration

June 24, 2019

Annual event celebrating the end of slavery held on DCSR

Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19 every year and is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. It commemorates the freeing of black slaves two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863.