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The 3rd annual Philadelphia Juneteenth Musicfest and Parade - June 22 & 23

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Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.


3rd Annual Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade & Musicfest
Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the emancipation of slavery in America. The holiday dates toJune 19, 1865, when the enslaved Africans in Texas were freed well after other African Americans won their liberty. Texas declared Juneteenth a state holiday on Jan. 1, 1980 and today many states recognize or observe Juneteenth as a holiday. Traditions include reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, cookouts, music, skits and speakers encouraging self-development and family values.
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The event celebrates June 19th, the day the last enslaved African Americans were notified of the end of slavery in the U.S.

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