Columbia Celebrates Juneteenth at Riverwalk Park

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Save the date for Columbia’s 2023 Juneteenth Celebration taking place on June 17, 2023 at the Riverwalk Park.

Starting at at 12 pm, the 7th Juneteenth Celebration will feature live music, a kids zone, and free food and games!

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. Celebrated on June 19, the word is a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth”. Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in forty-five states. Below is a photo gallery that includes pictures from the previous years celebration and a picture from the Juneteenth Celebration in Austin Tx on June 19, 1900.

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