JUNETEENTH is a very special day in the history of our country, as it is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. The music you will hear in this concert is in celebration of this day of Freedom!
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