PHOTOS: Henrico County’s Juneteenth celebration


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Henrico County hosted its second-annual Juneteenth celebration June 18 at Dorey Park in Varina, featuring entertainment, vendors, food, fireworks and more. Thousands of people attended the event, which celebrated the date (June 19, 1865) on which the last remaining former slaves in the United States (in Galveston, Texas) learned that they had been freed by President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued more than two years earlier.

 


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