Juneteenth

This event posted by: orock

When:
Saturday, June 13, 2015
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Where:
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
301-218-6700
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Cost: FREE

Details:

Save the Date! The 8th Annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 1 pm – 5 pm at Walker Mill Regional Park. This is a FREE family event open to the public, and will be held rain or shine.

As a part of our ongoing mission to provide exciting and unique cultural programming to county residents, the Juneteenth celebration is a must-attend event and will surely delight all.

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Marking the date that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom, the month of June and the nineteenth day were combined to form the word Juneteenth.

From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Juneteenth is an official holiday recognized in over 40 states and the District of Columbia.

For more information, please contact Gina Vaughan at gina.vaughan@pgparks.com.

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