Juneteenth Celebration brings the community together

The rain didn't stop festivities at Weisser Park Saturday. People were still able to have fun and learn why June 19th is a significant day in American history.

Posted: Jun 15, 2019 6:41 PM
Updated: Jun 17, 2019 8:20 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Juneteenth, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America.

Saturday, locals gathered at Weisser Park in Fort Wayne to honor the holiday and celebrate African American culture.

There were community booths, food, and merchandise for sale with a live concert from 4pm to 6.

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