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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