Juneteenth celebration to be held Saturday in Duluth


The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum will commemorate the end of the Civil War and slavery in the United States with an evening of fun for the whole family.

"June what?" he asked Shannon Osteen, 45, as the Oak Cliff youth leaned up from a red beanbag chair at the Martin Luther King Community Center branch library in South Dallas.

The Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce will host its annual "Juneteenth parade" in Waco Saturday. On that day, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that slavery had ended.

It was some two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, and more than two months after the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomatox Courthouse, and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

Juneteenth is the oldest national celebration in US history, and many organizations and communities around the country have events to commemorate the special date.

Juneteenth celebrations have been happening all around the Brady district the last few years but it's back where it started in Greenwood.