Jun 16, 2024

Juneteenth celebrated in Heritage Park

Posted Jun 16, 2024 1:52 AM

By Dewey Terrill

JC Post

The 29th annual Juneteenth Festival was celebrated in Junction City on Saturday. The theme for the event was A Celebration of Freedom. Live, Love, Learn, Educate and Remember.

There were multiple performers and booths set up for the event in Heritage Park.

Juneteenth remembers the time in 1865 when slaves in Texas learned that they were free. That followed the move by President Abraham Lincoln to issue his emancipation proclamation in 1863.