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Juneteenth Celebration in New Orleans

Commemorating the end of slavery in the US, Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the event in the US. The date remembers the day on 19 June 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston in Texas with the Union army bearing the news that the war was over and that all the slaves were to be freed. The day commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. Juneteenth celebrations and events take place throughout America and one of the biggest is at the Theodore Wirth Parkway in Minneapolis and features live music, a parade, an African American crafts fair, food and drinks events and much more
Venue:
Theodore Wirth Park. 1339 Theodore Wirth Parkway Minneapolis MN 55411
Dates:
2008-06-01 -to- 2008-06-30
Frequency:
Annual | TBC. Usually Sat nearest 19 Jun
Hours:
TBC
Price:
Free
Directions:
For public transport information, visit www.apta.com
Organiser:
Juneteenth
Phone:
No number available
Email:
Via website

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