Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Fresno's 27th Annual Juneteenth Celebration & Festival

Gospel Night- June 17th @ 6 PM

Parade- June 18th @ 10 AM

Celebration: Booth & Stage Entertainment- June 18th @ 12 Noon- 6 PM

Where: Hinton Community Center, 2385 Fairview (Church St.) just south of Edison Computech

Host: City of Fresno- Parks & Recreation, The Office of Councilmember Cythnia Sterling, and Fresno West Coalition for Economic Development (FWCED)

For Vendor & Information Booth Reservation: Contact Tate Hill at FWCED (559) 485-1273 or

What is Juneteenth all about?

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future.

For more information:

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