“The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer."
The celebrations that followed the reading of the proclamation began a tradition that has lasted for one hundred and forty years. The first documented Juneteenth celebration was in Seattle in 1890
Entertainment! Arts & Crafts Vendors! Board games, face painting, and balloons! Free Finger Foods.
Vendor Registration Fee $25 - Due by June 17, 2014
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