The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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May 4, 2014

Juneteenth events planned in Beckley

The 10th anniversary of Juneteenth Multicultural Festivities schedule of events is as follows:

Thursday, June 19 — Spirit of Change Honorees Award Night, Tamarack Conference Center, 7 p.m.

Friday, June 20 — “Kidsfest” Youth Museum, noon to 3 p.m., New River Park; Spirit of Change Honorees Banquet, Multicultural Museum East Park Community Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 21 — “Celebration Hunter’s Cemetery,” Graveyard Mem-orial, noon, corner of South Fayette Street and Antonio Avenue.

Sunday, June 22 — “Community Cookout” Family Day, 3 p.m., New River Park, Shelter No. (to be announced)

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Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-Americans. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863.

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