Juneteenth honored at EMH Center
Even though the annual Juneteenth celebration had been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and the guidelines from the CDC over the potential dangers of large gatherings, the Eddie Mae Herron Center still honored the event with the assistance of informal and spontaneous support from several members of the community.
A number of individuals dropped by the EMH Center on Friday, June 19, in a show of support and acknowledgment of Juneteenth. As the day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 of a speech by a Union general in Galveston, Texas, telling the formerly enslaved black people of the state that the Civil War was over and that they were free; they had, in fact, been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation—more than two years earlier.
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