Juneteeth Celebration at Battlefield Park, Saturday

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The City of Jackson, in conjunction with the Juneteeth Jackson Foundation, WRBJ 97.7, and Jackson Black Pages, presents Juneteenth Jackson 2015, set for Saturday, June 20 at Battlefield Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day”, or “Emancipation Day”, is a holiday recognized in many southern states in the U.S. It commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South.

The Juneteenth event will feature history presentations, music, dance, and spoken word. There will be live performances from several Jackson artists, food vendors, and activities for children.

For more info contact: Brad Franklin 601.960.1537 or bfranklin@jacksonms.gov or Monique Mapp 601.405.4262.

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