Sat, Jun 19 | Gadsden

2021 Juneteenth Celebration "RETRO COOKOUT"

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2021 Juneteenth Celebration "RETRO COOKOUT"

Time & Location

Jun 19, 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Gadsden, 1030 Tuscaloosa Ave, Gadsden, AL 35904, USA

About the Event

What is Juneteenth?

On June 19, 1865, about two months after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Va., Gordon Granger, a Union general, arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved African-Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. General Granger’s announcement put into effect the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued more than two and a half years earlier on Jan. 1, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln.

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