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JUNETEENTH Celebration @ Refuge Sweet Auburn

Friday, June 19, 2020

8 AM - 2 PM

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As we continue to stand for the value of Black Lives, we invite you to…

A JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION  @ Refuge Sweet Auburn

What is Juneteenth?

On June 19, 1865, two months after the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, Union General Gordon Granger and approximately 1,800 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and enforce the Emancipation Proclamation.

Granger read General Orders No. 3, which declared in part: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) is a holiday commemorating this day, which marked the effective end of slavery in the United States.

*All photos by Taryn Shultz Photos taken at our Refuge Sweet Auburn grand opening this year and featuring the amazing Mario Fogg Trio.
** For more resources, click here.

{This is a sidewalk drop-by event – wear your mask & practice 6 ft. social distancing!}

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What: JUNETEENTH Celebration

When: Friday,  June 19, 2020 • 8 AM – 2 PM

Where: Refuge Sweet Auburn, 145 Auburn Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303

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