Marshall: City of Marshall's Juneteenth Celebration

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Juneteenth 2024 Wednesday, June 19: Celebrate Freedom

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All Day (Wednesday)(GMT-05:00)

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Join the City of Marshall in celebrating Juneteenth! Juneteenth, or “Freedom Day,” recognizes the final enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, officially ending slavery. For this reason, June 19, 1865, marks our country’s second Independence Day.

The City of Marshall offers a variety of ways to celebrate throughout the month of June. The Marshall-Lyon County Library will be hosting the Diane and Alan Page Collection Testify: Americana from Slavery to Today, an exhibit of art and artifacts from the eras of slavery and Jim Crow.

Also, at the Marshall-Lyon County Library, there will be a story walk with books fitting the themes of Juneteenth.

On Wednesday, June 19th, the City of Marshall will be celebrating Juneteenth in multiple ways. From 10:15am to 11:30am the Marshall-Lyon County Library will have a Family Summer Reading Program with Juneteenth stories and activities. Then from 11:100am to 1:30pm, Marshall’s 3rd Street will be blocked off for Food Trucks & Live Music.

Later in the day, there will be a celebrating from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Justice Park. To start, there will be a few guest speakers, and then at 5:30pm the Tetambe West African Drum & Dance Ensemble will be performing. Through the rest of the evening, there will be S.I.N.G.O. and music. There are so many ways that you can celebrate Juneteenth in Marshall, so we hope you join us!

To learn more you can check out the City of Marshall’s Facebook page, and other social media, or you can contact Jasmine DeSmet at Jasmine.DeSmet@ci.marshall.mn.us

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