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Saturday, June 14, 2014, 12 noon–5 pmWatkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive,
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774
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Save the Date! The 7th Annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 12 noon-5 pm at Watkins 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 be a delight to all.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. 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. 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. Juneteenth is an official holiday recognized in over 40 states and the District of Columbia.
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