MCL: Juneteenth — Words Along the Way

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Event:
MCL: Juneteenth — Words Along the Way
Start:
June 19, 2014 6:00 pm
End:
June 19, 2014 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Organizer:
Multnomah County Library
Updated:
May 18, 2014
Venue:
North Portland Library Branch
Address:
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512 N. Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR, 97217, United States
Juneteenth

On June 19 of 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers brought Texans the news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Known as Juneteenth, that date is celebrated with words and music in this event. Limited seating.