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Celebrate Juneteenth

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by Tai Moses

The Juneteenth national holiday, which commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States, kicks off this Saturday, June 19, with a parade starting at the corner of MLK Jr. Boulevard and Salina Street. After the parade, there’s a festival – not virtual, with real people! – at Rosewood Park featuring music, entertainment, food and local vendors. Visit Juneteenth Central Texas to learn more about the holiday, which originated in Texas and is “the oldest known African American celebration commemorating the end of slavery.”

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