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Celebrate Juneteenth

06.03.2019

Celebrate Juneteenth

kids dancing during Juneteenth celebration at Yesler
kids dancing during Juneteenth celebration at Yesler

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed in Galveston, Texas to announce the end of slavery in America. The news came two years after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation had officially freed slaves. Since then, Juneteenth celebrations have spread across the nation. Below is a list of events to celebrate Juneteenth in Seattle. 

Juneteenth at Yesler Community Center 

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Yesler Community Center. This celebration will feature performances, speakers, food and fun activities. 

Date and Time: June 14, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Yesler Terrace Community Center, 917 E. Yesler Way

Cost: Free

Click here, for more information. 

Juneteenth Celebration 

Date and Time: June 13, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Location: Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave S. 

Cost: Free

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37th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Date and Time: June 15, all day 

Location: Pratt Park, 1800 S Main St

Cost: Free

Click here, for more information. 

If you would like to know more about Juneteenth, click here