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    6th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

    Presented by at Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

    June 19, 2015

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    6th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

    Juneteenth originated as a celebration of the ending of slavery in Texas. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger and 1,800 troops of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced that the Civil War had ended and all enslaved persons were free. Even though President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had gone into effect on January 1, 1863, freeing all enslaved persons in those states in rebellion against the United States, for various reasons the decree had not yet taken effect in Texas.  Today Juneteenth is celebrated not only in Texas, but in cities throughout the United States. Typical Juneteenth activities include picnics, parades, barbecues, ball games, and family reunions. It is also a time for people to recount the events of the past. Today Juneteenth has taken on a more national perspective, celebrating African American freedom while encouraging self-development and respect for all cultures.


    Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

    170 NW 5th Ave
    Delray Beach, FL 33444

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    $10, Youth 5 and under FREE



    Phone: (561) 279-8883


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