On June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were the last to receive news of their legal freedom. The day became known as Juneteenth and celebrations have persisted in the centuries since —including at the Mutual Aid Liberation Center!
We will celebrate Juneteenth from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, with performances by the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, demonstrations by Grupo Nzinga de Capoeira Angola-Atlanta and Afrikan Martial Arts, a snapshot of our Living History Project, great food and fellowship, and more! All ages welcome!
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