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Juneteenth 2021

2021 Juneteenth Caravan & Marketplace

Saturday, June 19th, 2021 4pm-5pm & 5pm-9pm
Caravan 4 PM | Veteran's Memorial Park, Front St. & Elizabeth Ave.
Marketplace 5PM | Food Festival And Open Air | 1204 E. Grand St.

Juneteenth 2021


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For more information about the Elizabeth Juneteenth Parade and Festival, contact:
 908-220-3020

A Short History of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is an annual holiday honoring African-American heritage and culture and commemorating the end of the Civil War and slavery in the South.
 
The news of President Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation finally reached the people of Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. That’s the date Major General Gordon Granger and his troops arrived to enforce the Executive Order outlawing slavery in the United States.

June 19th is now called Juneteenth to remember the hard-won freedom of African-Americans and the ongoing struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement. With a focus on achievement and cultural pride, Juneteenth festivities include community-focused events including parades, barbecues, picnics, church services, and so much more in many places across the African-American diaspora.

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