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Juneteenth is a time to celebrate

June 16. Juneteenth is Monday, June 19, 2023. Juneteenth is the oldest-known celebration marking the end of slavery in the United States, first recognized by the state of Texas. It is also known as “Freedom Day,” “Juneteenth Independence Day,” or “Emancipation Day.” Area events include: Saturday, June 17 Juneteenth 4-7 pm | June 17. Everyone […]

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Juneteenth comes back to Plaza Midwood June 16-19

June 6. The Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas will be held June 16-19 in Plaza Midwood, where the festival began at Thomas and Commonwealth avenues. Multi-cultural vendors will showcase food, art, music and culturally relevant specialty items. Here’s how the event is shaping up: —On Thursday, June 16th from 9 am to 4 pm, children […]


Governor proclaims Juneteenth Day

June 18. Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed tomorrow Juneteenth Day in North Carolina, honoring the oldest known commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. “As we celebrate Black heritage, history and freedom, it’s critical that we also take this opportunity to both celebrate the progress we’ve made and accept the challenge we […]