Juneteenth Celebrated in Superior

Event Celebrates African-American Freedom from Slavery

DULUTH, Minn. – Juneteenth has been celebrated across the country every year since 1865 to recognize African-American freedom from slavery.

In Superior, people celebrated the holiday by enjoying a barbecue, listening to spoken work and music performances, and playing games.

Organizers hope the event will help educate the community about African-American history.

“It’s an opportunity for our community to come out and get to know the people of color community, get to know who we are, get to meet their neighbors, make new friends, and learn about history,” said Kym Young, the Executive Coordinator of the Superior African Heritage Community.

This was the third year a Juneteenth celebration was held in Superior.