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June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Join us on June 19, 2021, as we celebrate Juneteenth! We will have FREE activities for all ages!
If you are unfamiliar with Juneteenth, this event is a great opportunity to learn more!
Brief Explanation of Juneteenth:
.The Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all African-American slaves, was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln to be effective on January 1, 1863. Almost 2 1/2 years passed before General Gordon Granger finally arrived in Galveston Texas on June 19, 1865, with news that African-Americans were free, and that the civil war had ended (Higgens, 2020). Since that time, Juneteenth celebrations have occurred throughout the United States each year. In 2009, the state of Wisconsin updated the state statute Wis. Stat. §995.20 to include Juneteenth as a recognized holiday (Higgens, 2020).
Reference: Higgens, M. (2020). Congressional Research Service. Juneteenth Fact Sheet. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44865.pdf.