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Events: How to celebrate Juneteenth across the First Coast

The holiday celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous respect for all cultures.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (The video above is from a previous story)

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. 

Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed in Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free, reports Juneteenth.com.

The holiday celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous respect for all cultures.

Here are the events that can help you celebrate.

"Have your RSVP for the Jacksonville Bitcoin Block Party at Bethel in Jacksonville, FL on Mon. June 20, 2022 at 12 noon to 4 pm EST? Juneteenth in Jacksonville will be like no other! This event is Free to the Public in Northeast Florida to close the WEALTH GAP in our urban communities."

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