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Video: Community flocks to Milwaukee's north side for Juneteenth Day
Commemorates day that slaves learned they were free




MILWAUKEE —Music, marching bands, community members and politicians filled the streets of Milwaukee Sunday to mark the 151st year of Juneteenth.

The annual event commemorates the day in June 1865, when the last slaves in America learned they were free ...


http://www.wisn.com/news/community-flocks-to-north-side-for-juneteenth-day/40127324?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=wisn12news


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Celebrate Juneteenth at these four events in the Seattle area

Juneteenth commemorates the June 19, 1865, arrival of Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas, to tell slaves they were free, the last African Americans to learn the Emancipation Proclamation had officially freed them two years earlier ...

http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/events/celebrate-juneteenth-at-these-four-events-in-the-seattle-area/


People let balloons fly into the wind in as they remember community members lost over the past few years during the 31st annual Juneteenth Festival at Pratt Park in Seattle on Saturday, June 7, 2014. (LINDSEY WASSON / The Seattle Times)




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Madeline McKenzie
Seattle Times staff
Originally published June 16, 2017 at 5:30 am Updated June 16, 2017 at 11:15 pm


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SummerCuse Day 22: Syracuse Juneteenth a reason to celebrate

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day when Union soldiers finally arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War was over and that all slaves were free ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/0acd9496-d330-3c9c-a63e-3815cdac3deb/ss_summercuse-day-22:-syracuse.html


SummerCuse Day 22: Syracuse Juneteenth a reason to celebrate


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http://www.syracuse.com/summercuse/2017/06/summercuse_day_22_juneteenth_c.html



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“Juneteenth” Celebration in Brewer, TX

Folks will gather in Brewer Monday to remember the freeing of slaves in the U.S. more than 150 years ago.

The “Juneteenth” event will held at the Joshua Chamberlain Freedom Park at noon ...

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http://wabi.tv/2017/06/16/juneteenth-celebration-in-brewer/


JUN 16, 20177:51 PM EDT
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Civil rights icon campaigns for Ossoff at Juneteenth Celebration


MARIETTA, GA. — Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) returned to the campaign trail on Saturday to stump with Democrat Jon Ossoff in the final stretch of the high stakes Georgia special election.

Ossoff and Lewis made an appearance at the NAACP's Juneteenth Celebration, meeting with eager supporters on a hot and humid Saturday afternoon, both Georgia Democrats got a warm reception from attendees who repeatedly asked for pictures and selfies as they walked through the annual festival ...

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/338283-civil-rights-icon-campaigns-for-ossoff-at-junteenth-celebration


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Juneteenth: Freedom from slavery celebrated in Williamson County

... Just before the 152nd anniversary of the day the last slaves in the United States were emancipated, the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County held a special celebration at the McLemore House in Franklin on Saturday titled "Lest We Forget" ...

Video ... 0:14 (America's Got Talent's Quintavious Johnson sings "To God be the Glory" at the 12th annual Juneteenth Celebration hosted by The African American Heritage Society at the McLemore House Museum in Franklin, Tenn., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Josie Norris / The Tennessean)

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/williamson/2017/06/17/lest-we-forget-juneteenth-celebration/405345001/






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Compare Trump's Juneteenth statement to Obama's

... President Trump on Monday released his first Juneteenth statement, recognizing the Army officer who made the announcement that inspired those first Juneteenth celebrations in 1865, Trump's statement in full:

... By comparison, here's President Obama's final Juneteenth statement, which took more of a focus on the freed slaves:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/06/19/compare-trumps-juneteenth-statement-to-obamas/103005820/



Rev. Dr. Diane Dixon-Proctor and Rev. Dr. Calvin L. Matthews participate in a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate Juneteenth at the Emancipation Memorial in Lincoln Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 15th, 2012. (Photo: Melissa Golden for USA TODAY)



Jessica Estepa , USA TODAY10:52 a.m. ET June 19, 2017


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