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Juneteenth Celebration

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Free

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What is Juneteenth? On June 19, 1865, around two months after Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Va., Gordon Granger, a Union general, arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved African-Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. General Granger’s announcement put into effect the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued more than two and a half years earlier on Jan. 1, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln. The holiday received its name by combining June and 19. The day is also sometimes called “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day.”

Details

Date:
June 18
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.downtownmetuchen.org/juneteenth-celebration-2022/

Venue

Downtown Metuchen
Metuchen, NJ 08840 United States + Google Map

Organizer

Metuchen Downtown Alliance
Phone:
(732) 515-9660
Email:
info@downtownmetuchen.org
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