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SATURDAY JUN 15th  11a-6p

pottstown juneteenth

DOWNTOWN HIGH STREET

Between Charlotte & York St.

Celebration

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WHAT will take place?

The Pottstown Community is gearing up to commemorate the historic Juneteenth celebration with some exciting and vibrant events for you and your family to enjoy! Downtown High Street will be barricaded from Charlotte Street to York Street from 11a - 7p on Sat Jun 15th.

​Here's some of what's in store!

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  • Music DJ and Live Bands

  • Basketball 3v3 Tournaments

  • Face Painting

  • Drumline & Dance Teams

  • Storytelling

  • Black History Exhibition

  • Motor Cycle & Car Show

  • Health Screenings

  • Moon Bounces & Kids Activities

  • Special Appearances

  • Vendors plus much more!

WHAT IS 
JUNETEENTH?

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Juneteenth is the oldest celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19th, 1865 (two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was in effect) that the Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. The celebration carries the an example of a thesis statement police brutality research questions connotation that until we’re all free, none of us are free. Pennsylvania now permanently recognizes Juneteenth, as a state holiday. Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 signed legislation designating June 19 as Juneteenth National Freedom Day in Pennsylvania.

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"Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory, or an acceptance of the way things are. It’s a celebration of progress. It’s an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible – and there is still so much work to do."  President B. Obama 

THE JUNETEENTH 'JOOP' PLANNING COMMITTEE

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