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Lowcountry group holding Juneteenth celebrations

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Local group "Deeper You Inc," will host several events celebrating Juneteenth Tuesday and through the end of June.

Events include:

  • 06/19- Annual Juneteenth celebration at Hollywood Town Hall
  • 06/29 Juneteenth Jazz Affair
  • 06/30 Family Fun Day Juneteenth Celebration

For more information on these events click here.

The annual Juneteenth celebration commemorates June 19, 1865, according to the College of Charleston. That was the date word reached Texas of the Emancipation Proclamation and the abolishing of slavery. The proclamation had come more than two years earlier, taking effect on Jan. 1, 1863.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, according to Anthony Greene, Associate Professor of African American Studies and sociology at CofC.

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