Juneteenth Celebration Begins Friday in Charlottesville

June 15, 2007

An annual tradition celebrating the end of slavery kicks off Friday in Charlottesville.

The seventh annual Juneteenth celebration starts at six Friday at the Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Juneteenth dates back to 1865. It celebrates African-American freedom and respect for all cultures. It is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery.

Events run through Saturday in Charlottesville.

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