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Juneteenth: An Important Day in History

On June 19th 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to read the Emancipation Proclamation letting slaves know they were finally free. A celebration began as jubilation spread throughout the slave quarters. Every year since then, communities across our nation have celebrated Juneteenth.

Syracuse Juneteenth: One of the Nation’s Larges Celebrations!

Each year, the Syracuse community comes together in celebration of Juneteenth in Clinton Square. The entire community is invited to join in this FREE celebration featuring live entertainment, an educational area, a culturally diverse food court, the Dr. Henry A. Washington Healthy Pavilion, exhibits, and more.

June 18th, Clinton Square in Syracuse

A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM REALIZED