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Juneteenth Brunch and Flag Raising

June 17, 2024
2024-06-17T12:00:00 - 2024-06-17T13:30:00

Join us for a special Juneteenth celebration as the City of Boston officially observes this important holiday. We will commemorate Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when Union soldiers, led by General Gordon Granger, arrived in Galveston, Texas, and declared the end of the Civil War, freeing all enslaved persons. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had been official for over two years, slavery persisted in areas beyond Union control. The Union's takeover of Texas effectively liberated the remaining slaves in the state, ending this specific form of slavery in America. Juneteenth is a day to celebrate Black lives, honor our shared history, and recognize the enduring fight for freedom. We look forward to coming together as a community for this momentous occasion.

June 17, 2024
2024-06-17T12:00:00 - 2024-06-17T13:30:00
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