NAACP Commemorates End of Slavery

Celebrating African American Heritage

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More than one hundred community members gathered at the Central Hillside Community Center to celebrate Independence Day for African Americans.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationall celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.

Food, music and educational activities were just part of the days events.

“This is something that’s not taught. I know black people that don’t know what Juneteenth is and white people that don’t know what Juneteenth is, so I’m thankful to be able to participate in this and be part of an educational vehicle for this community,” said Duluth Branch NAACP President Claudie Washington.

Juneteenth has been celebrated in Duluth for more than 20-years. 

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