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Juneteenth observations celebrate 152 years of freedom in Fort Worth

Posted June 15, 2017

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A full weekend of Juneteenth celebrations will mark the 152nd anniversary of emancipation in Texas.

Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South.

Fort Worth will celebrate the event June 17-18.

Festival

The highlight of the weekend will be the Juneteenth Community Festival at Tarrant County College South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive, from 1-9 p.m. June 17. The event includes a hip hop concert, swing dancing, food and gift vendors, youth art show, children’s area, and a barbecue cook-off. Admission is free.

Parade

The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. June 17 at the Super 1 Food Store, 6701 Forest Hill Drive, on the south side of I-20, and ends at the TCC-South Campus parking lot.

For information about participating in the parade, call Joe Roland at 501-301-4985.

See a full schedule of events.

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Calendar

Thanksgiving Dinner: 6 p.m. Nov. 22, 2017; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

International Association of Firefighters, Local Union 440 Collective Bargaining Negotiations: 1 p.m. Nov. 27, 2017; IAFF Local 440 Office, 3855 Tulsa Way.
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Youth Advisory Council: 9 a.m. Nov. 28, 2017; Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, Suite 600, Staff Breakroom, 1320 S. University Drive.
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