Juneteenth Day Celebration

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Bring yourself; bring the kids; bring the entire family today to the Juneteenth Day Celebration in the Northcott Neighborhood (on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive between West Center and Burleigh Streets) from 10 am to 6 pm. There will be shopping, soul food, parade, loads of fun, and music with this year’s headliner, R&B sensation Silk.

Here are some great books to read about Juneteenth:

comejuneteenth.jpg Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi
juneteenth.jpg Juneteenth by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and Drew Nelson
juneteenthacelerbation.jpg Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom by Charles A. Taylor
juneteenthjamboree.jpg Juneteenth Jamboree by Carole Boston Weatherford

Here are some websites to learn about the history of Juneteenth:

Juneteenth World Wide Celebration
Wikipedia-Juneteenth
and today's lineup: The Roots of Juneteenth

Please note: today, Martin Luther King library will be open. However, there will be no access to the parking lot or surrounding streets due to the Juneteenth Day Celebration.

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