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The History & Celebration of Juneteenth

Presented by Whitney Senior Center at Whitney Senior Center, Saint Cloud MN

Jun 13 2014
The History & Celebration of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free, two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Learn about the history of this delay, the impact of Juneteenth, and how it is celebrated in Central Minnesota.
Robert C. Johnson, Ph.D., Department of Ethnic

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Free, no pre-registration required

Contact: 320-255-7245


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10-11 a.m.

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1527 Northway Drive, Saint Cloud, MN 56303

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