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Juneteenth Marked With Celebrations And Marches In Cities Across America

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Two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, freedom was finally realized for all enslaved people of the United States. This weekend, we celebrate that moment in history. There have been widespread celebrations across the country and in the holiday’s 156-year many events are organized across Charlotte. Check out ways you can celebrate Juneteenth this year in the Queen City.

FRIDAY, JUNE 18

SATURDAY, JUNE 19

  • Juneteenth Freedom and Unity March – Grady Cole Center (301 N. Kings Drive) | Meet @ 9 AM, start marching at 10 AM
  • JUNETEENTH JAM (Features live music, interactive dance and poetry) Victoria Yards | 12 PM-8 PM & Nascar Plaza 12 PM-7 PM
  • The Met Gala of Durags (Food trucks, contest and music) -Victoria Yards | 12 PM-6 PM
  • Durag Hall of Fame – Victoria Yards | 2 PM-8 PM
  • Durags Afterdark: Adult Swim – Camp North End | 7 PM- 11 PM

SUNDAY, JUNE 20

 

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Location information:

The Square at Spirit Square: The corner of 7th and College Streets in Uptown Charlotte.

Victoria Yards: Across the street from Duckworth’s at the corner of N. Tryon St. and 7th St.

Nascar Hall of Fame Plaza: 400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd. in Uptown Charlotte.

 

 

 

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