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Something Celebratory

Freedom celebrated at Juneteenth event

Music, film, speakers, vendors and family activities will be the highlights of the free Juneteenth celebration from 1–4 p.m. June 15 at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 N. Rose St.

Juneteenth, also called Freedom Day, is the day that celebrates African-Americans’ emancipation from slavery on June 19, 1865.

The local celebration event is free to attend and is being presented in collaboration with Soul Artistry, an organization that curates artistry-rich experiences.