Juneteenth Celebration – Downtown Jackson There will be a Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 15, at 6:30pm, at the Riverwalk Amphitheater in downtown Jackson.

When:
June 15, 2013 @ 6:30 pm – June 15, 2013 @ 9:30 pm
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Jackson Community College’s Juneteenth Community Celebration will be held Saturday, June 15 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Jackson’s Downtown Riverwalk Amphitheater.
The Juneteenth festival is a free community event hosted by JCC’s Office of Multicultural Relations. This year’s festival will feature vocalist Jourdan Carroll, known affectionately to fans and friends as “Big Daddy Boo Bear,” who will perform a tribute show to Barry White. Carroll resides in Michigan but has performed throughout the U.S. with the Legends in Concert tour as a tribute artist.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of freedom for African-Americans. Originally celebrated on June 19, it commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas and originated in Galveston in 1865. The observance of Juneteenth as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today, Juneteenth commemorates African-American freedom and emphasizes achievement.
Details are online at http://www.jccmi.edu/News/PressReleases/2013/pr051513a.htm.

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