Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day and Liberation Day, is the oldest, national commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the U.S. This year marks the 156th anniversary of when Union Major General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas, with the news that the Civil War ended and that enslaved people were now free. This announcement was more than two and a half years AFTER President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.  Juneteenth celebrations will be held at Crosswicks Quaker Meeting House with Senator Cory Booker and Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver.  Another celebration will be at Laurel Acres in Mount Laurel, 12-3 with seven food trucks and more. Info at www.mountlaurel.com

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Jun 17 2023


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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