Festival Commemorating End of Slavery Held in Appleton - WBAY

Festival Commemorating End of Slavery Held in Appleton

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Thousands of people gathered for one of the oldest African American celebrations of freedom Sunday in Appleton.

The Juneteenth Festival kicked off in City Park, where there was singing, dancing and vendors selling jewelry and artifacts.

"Juneteenth is to commemorate the ending of slavery," says event coordinator Dr. Sabrina Robins. "It started in Galveston, Texas and now it is celebrated throughout the entire United States.

Also part of the festivities, a pop-up museum made its debut to the public, featuring the different experiences of African Americans in the Fox Valley back from the 1700s up until now.

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