This annual event commemorating the emancipation of
African-Americans features soul food, art exhibits, a pie bake-off,
and a quilting contest. It is held in observance of June 19, 1865,
known as "Juneteenth", the day the freedom message of President
Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation finally reached the slaves in
Originally submitted by: David D. Phelps, Representative (19th District).
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