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Local Juneteenth events will honor freedom; provide education

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2024
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Education and freedom will be the message as Juneteenth is celebrated in communities across the CSRA. The holiday will be marked with talks, clean-ups, music and more as the Aiken and Augusta areas prepare to celebrate the holiday focused on freedom. "It really celebrates freedom," local historian Wayne O’Bryant said. Juneteenth, which became a federal holiday in 2021, celebrates the last remaining slaves who were freed from slavery June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas. Juneteenth took place two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1,...

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