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Juneteenth Community Celebration at Hennessey Park in Springfield!

June 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Located at Hennessey Park in Springfield! A totally free, all-ages event with food and entertainment in celebration of Juneteenth!! Let your talent shine through by offering your poetry, dancing, singing, etc. as part of the day’s entertainment!

About Juneteenth (info from http://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm):

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, 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.

Details

Date:
June 19, 2018
Time:
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/391932481301444/

Organizer

Arise for Social Justice
Phone:
(413) 734-4948
Email:
AriseForSocialJustice@gmail.com
Website:
https://www.arisespringfield.org/

Venue

Hennessey Park
143-165 Oak Grove Ave
Springfield, MA 01109 United States
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