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Juneteenth Celebration Returns to Atlanta

6/14/2013, 1:18 p.m.
The Cobb County branch of the NAACP is hosting the 10th annual Marietta Juneteenth Celebration at historic Marietta Square on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

What it is?

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Marking the date that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom, the month of June and the nineteenth day were combined to form the word Juneteenth. Juneteenth is an official holiday recognized in over 40 states and the District of Columbia.

Events:

Juneteenth Celebration Returns to Atlanta

Friday, June 14, 2013

5:00pm

Bar One

697 Memorial Drive

Atlanta (Grant Park), GA 30316

Fulton County Republicans Kick Off Juneteenth Observance and Celebration. In partnership with the Georgia Black Republican Council, the Fulton County Republican Party will host its first observance and celebration leading up to the official holiday on June 19th.

Media Contact:

Claire Bartlett

404-384-3256

Our mailing address is:

Fulton County Republican Party

5920 Roswell Rd Suite B-115

Juneteenth: The First Day of Freedom

Presented by:

Atlanta History Center

Location:

Atlanta History Center

6/15/2013 – 6/16/2013

Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.

Ticket Information

Free!

http://atlantaplanit.com/events/event.php?eid=50773

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 11:30 am–5 pm

at Watkins Regional Park

301 Watkins Park Drive,

Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774

Information: 301-627-2270; TTY 301-699-2544

This is a FREE family event open to the public, and will be held rain or shine.

Performances including traditional African dance with contemporary military movements by Taritibu Youth Association, urban dance moves by Savage X. A variety of musical selections by Nolan Wilson and the Voices of Inspiration, Upton Blues Band, Black Notes, Sudden M Pac and Mainouna Youssef will stir the soul.

http://www.pgparks.com/Juneteenth.html

The Cobb County branch of the NAACP is hosting the 10th annual Marietta Juneteenth Celebration at historic Marietta Square on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 10am to 8pm. The Juneteenth Celebration is a cultural festival that celebrates Juneteenth, the name given to the date June 19, 1865 commemorating the date that the last United States slaves were freed.

The celebration features music, entertainment, ethnic foods, vendors, moonwalks, history, giveaways, voter registration and fun activities for the whole family.

Date:

Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 10am to 8pm

Rain or shine

Location:

Historic Marietta Square and Glover Park in downtown Marietta

50 Park Square

Marietta, GA 30060

Directions:

From Atlanta, take 1-75 North to exit 263. Follow (West Bound) to Marietta. This road will become South Marietta Parkway 120 S Loop. Follow west about five miles to Atlanta Street. Turn right. Marietta Square is two blocks ahead.

For more information, please call (770) 425-5757.

http://www.marietta.com/juneteenth-celebration

Juneteenth - Douglasville, Georgia

June 15 at 11:00am

Irish Bred Pub & Restaurant Douglasville in Douglasville, Georgia

https://www.facebook.com/events/458588410898490/

The Essence of Juneteenth, June 19, 2013, Celebrating 148 Years Atlanta,

hosted by: The Georgia Chapter National Association of Hospitality, Entertainment, and Music Professionals also known as (NAHEMP)

When:

Wed, Jun 19, 2013, 02:00 PM Start

Sun, Jun 23, 2013, 02:00 PM End

Where:

Norcross, GA

TBA Magazine

350 Spelman Ln SW #705

Atlanta, GA 30314

http://www.eventbee.com/event?eid=922076304

The Atlanta Juneteenth Organization, Inc.

Sadly not active this year.

For more information call: (404) 723-9009

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Atlanta-Juneteenth-Organization-Inc/138165139576769