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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Cobb County NAACP Announces 16th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Weekend

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May 2, 2019

CONTACT:Cobb County NAACP, Juneteenth Committee

770-425-5757

cobbnaacp@gmail.com

MARIETTA – The weekend is filled exciting events to be held Glover Park the Marietta Square in Marietta GA.  Events are as follows:

•    Friday, June 14, 2019 “Evening Under the Stars” 6pm – 11pm   featuring the sounds of Jonathan “John Boy” Wright writer/producer of the hit song Wobble.  Along with his 13-piece brass band Surround Sound, you guaranteed to be on your feet the entire time.

•    Saturday, June 15, 2019 – Juneteenth Cultural Festival 10am – 7pm Over 100+ Vendors, Entertainment, Health Fair, Children’s Area and Activities. Come and enjoy the various vendors and what they have to offer, the variety of entertainment throughout the day and all the activities available for the young and young at heart. 

•    Sunday, June 16, 2019 – Gospel Fest “honoring fathers” 1pm – 5pm will close out this weekend of events with award winning sounds from Stellar Award winner Ms. Dottie Peoples.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery.  Dating back to 1865, it was June 19th that the union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that all slaves were free.  This was two and a half years after President Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation.  The celebration of June 19th was coined “Juneteenth” and grew with more participation from descendants.


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