News Advisory: Juneteenth celebrations begin today at North Regional Library


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Media contact: Maria Elena Baca, Communications, 612-348-7865

Celebrate Juneteenth at the library

Hennepin County Library invites the community to join us to celebrate Juneteenth, one of the oldest African American celebrations of the end of slavery.

Hennepin County Library is celebrating Juneteenth at three libraries during June:

The news of slavery’s end moved slowly and did not arrive in Texas until June 19, 1865, about 2½ years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.  Americans have remembered and celebrated Juneteenth as a holiday since the first public observation in 1866.Celebrate this important milestone in African-American history with a family-friendly festival at the library.

Events will include demonstrations by Voice of Culture Drum+Dance, Million Artist Movement, Black Storytellers Alliance, Never Ending Story Circle, Journey Productions, Passed Presents, Free Black Dirt and Ancestry Books. ASL interpreters will be present.

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The Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund made this project possible. 

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