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Juneteenth in South Burlington

Juneteenth Celebration June 17th-19th Speakers, Artists, Food written on a black background bordered by red, yellow, and green banners and green and red silhouettes.

This celebration of freedom will be offered at Veterans Memorial Park. 

Enjoy an evening celebration of Black culture and remembrance as South Burlington offers education, poetry and music in honor of Juneteenth. This event will be hosted by local poet, Rajnii Eddins, who will talk about the history of this bittersweet holiday and share some of his work. 

Juneteenth, also called Emancipation Day, Freedom Day or the country's second Independence Day, is the anniversary of the 1865 announcement in Galveston, Texas, that the war was finally over. This announcement, two months after the end of the Civil War and two years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, intended to free remaining slaves.

Join us for this celebration. Food and arts vendors will sell their wares. Check out other related events happening this week at the library will include a talk on building community through Hip-Hop, learning about hair discrimination, and baking "Joe Frogger" cookies with kids.

Juneteenth events are sponsored in part by The South Burlington Library Foundation. To learn more about Juneteenth, watch this family friendly video:

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Masks may be worn in the library and at any library program.