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Fort Wayne holds 14th annual Juneteenth celebration

Fort Wayne held their 14th annual Juneteenth event at Weisser Park.

Posted: Jun 16, 2018 8:00 PM
Updated: Jun 18, 2018 10:44 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Fort Wayne held their 14th annual Juneteenth Festival at Weisser Park.

It's a yearly celebration of African American freedom from enslavement, education and achievement that includes dance, musical performances, and family fun.

The event organizer said it is something many families look forward to and Juneteenth is something celebrated across the nation.

The significance of this celebration is the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in the United States who were in Texas.

"All over the United States on June 19th, or about that time, you have these celebrations," Zynette Paige said.

Paige is the Weisser Park Youth Center supervisor.

Among the food vendors and community booths, new this year, a live performance from Solest and Majestic.

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