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Juneteenth - 2021

Last month, we mourned the one-year anniversary of the killing of George Floyd.  This month, we look forward to celebrating Juneteenth — the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday.  More information here. 

Habitat MidOhio is excited to support the King Arts Complex's Juneteenth Celebration from June 17th - 19th. Since 1987, the King Arts Complex has been engaging Central Ohio by performing cultural and educational programs, with a mission of increasing the knowledge of the vast and significant contributions African Americans have made to the culture of America and the world.  Habitat MidOhio will be helping to provide volunteers to assist with their celebration.  Look out for more information on how to volunteer, attend and support this incredible tribute to Juneteenth!  If you're looking for a virtual way to celebrate, check out their virtual event on Black Music.  You can learn more about the King Arts Complex here

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