Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth is a yearly observance remembering June 19, 1865, the date that the Emancipation Proclamation was enforced in Galveston, TX, eliminating slavery completely in the United States. Galveston was one of the most remote regions that still had slaves, thus this enforcement freed the remaining enslaved peoples. Texas was the first state to declare Juneteenth a state holiday in 1980 and 46 other states commemorate this date in some manner.

There are several activities in the Charleston area celebrating Junteenth. The Juneteenth Family Fest has events which include a day of fun on Saturday, June 17.  We Pickle Too, on June 17 and 18, is a weekend of pickleball fun and activities in North Charleston promoting health and wellness in the African-American and minority communities.

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