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Juneteenth is the 20th This Year! Come In Person or Join Online

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Juneteenth is a proud tradition in Ann Arbor. For those who don’t know it, it celebrates the day, June 19 of 1865, when slaves in Texas were finally told of the end of slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed on April 16, 1862, but it took years for the news to reach the ears of slaves in many places- even later for some.

Here’s the invitation: “The event includes a march Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m.-noon. Join us any time in a one-mile walk for racial justice beginning at Fuller Park (1519 Fuller Road) as we travel along the Border-to-Border Trail to Wheeler Park (200 Depot Street). Noon-2 p.m. Wheeler Park will be the host site of featured speakers, videos and a time for reflection. We can gather with up to 100 people, or join us online as a virtual participant. We encourage participants to wear masks and remain six feet apart from others at all times.”

The NAACP has organized Juneteenth at Wheeler Park since 1994. This year it is co-organized by the NAACP with PEG, the Protectors of Equality in Government, and the City of Ann Arbor.

Email volunteer@a2gov.org to register for the online event.

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June 20
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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