Juneteenth, or June 19, 1865, is considered the date when the last enslaved persons in Texas were freed. Juneteenth symbolizes the end of slavery and the beginning of freedom. While its roots are in Texas, Juneteenth has become a day to celebrate freedom all over the United States. More than 20 years ago, Adé Sharpley began the celebration of Juneteenth in Oberlin. Oberlin’s history of commitment to abolition and the cause of freedom makes Juneteenth the perfect holiday for this community.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Emancipation Poster Contest, Winner's Announced
Friday, June 14, 2013
Lunch will be served
MLK Park (Rain site, Oberlin Public Library)
Maafa Memorial Service, Westwood Cemetery
Saturday, June 15, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Juneteenth Festival on Tappan Square
Featuring members of the 5th U.S. Colored Troops Compnay G
Sunday, June 16, 2013
First Church in Oberlin
106 N. Main Street, Oberlin
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