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Juneteenth 2023



Juneteenth takes place annually on June 19 and marks the true end of slavery in the United States. The holiday is officially recognized in 48 states and last year, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, making the day a federal holiday. The holiday observes the day when slaves in Galveston, Texas, were finally informed of their freedom upon the arrival of federal troops on June 19, 1865 — two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and about two months after the end of the Civil War.


Today, Americans celebrate this important day in history by attending local parades, serving Juneteenth-inspired recipes and reflecting on the true meaning of freedom.



Events:


Buffalo Juneteenth Parade June 19,2023


Audubon Community Nature Center Juneteenth Recognition Jun 19, 2023 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Audubon Community Nature Center 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 (free event.) Jamestown Juneteenth Festival Jun 16 - 18, 2023 Jackson-Taylor (Chadakoin) Park 10th and Washington Streets, Jamestown, NY 14701

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