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Commemorate the abolition of slavery at one of Fort Worth's Juneteenth events

Posted June 3, 2020

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three women hold signs asking for Juneteenth to be a national holiday
On June 19, community leader Opal Lee will lead a caravan in support of making Juneteenth a national holiday.

While President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation lawfully took effect on Jan. 1, 1863, it took some time before the news made it to the farthest corners of the country. Union soldiers eventually landed at Galveston on June 19, 1865, bringing the news with them, and thus, Juneteenth was born — a holiday that commemorates the abolition of slavery in the United States.

Several Fort Worth organizations will be honoring this historic occasion with a variety of activities. Keep in mind, with the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing concerns, large gatherings that have traditionally been held have been canceled. Some events will be virtual with livestreaming and broadcasts.

See a full schedule of events.

To learn more, call 682-738-6055.

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Commercial and Residential Boards of Adjustment Public Hearing: 10 a.m. July 15, 2020; WebEx.
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Emergency Physicians Advisory Board: 1 p.m. July 15, 2020; Virtual.
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Neighborhood Services Public Hearing: 5:30 p.m. July 15, 2020; WebEx video conference.
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Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. July 16, 2020; WebEx.
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