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Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African slaves throughout the Confederate South on June 19. The word Juneteenth derives from a combination of “June” and “nineteenth.
This 2019 celebration on the State Capitol grounds marks a day of camaraderie, food and history full of family entertainment and various vendors. Those who attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
This is a free event and open to the public.
For more information visit MinorityAffairs.wv.gov, @WVHHOMA, or call 304-356-2023.
Photo credit: Craig Hudson