Tomorrow is the 140th anniversary of Juneteenth. What is it, you ask? Juneteenth or June 19, 1865, is considered the date when the last slaves in America were freed. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, actual emancipation did not come until General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas and issued General Order No. 3, on June 19, almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. There are worldwide celebrations every year for this occasion, and Atlanta is no exception. There are celebrations all over the metro area all this weekend, most notably the SunTrust Juneteenth Celebration at The Historic Atrium (236 Auburn Ave.) tomorrow from 4:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. There will be music, storytelling and refreshments served. Hope to see you there!

For more information about Juneteenth, visit http://www.juneteenth.com.

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