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Congresswoman to Host Juneteenth Event at Culver City Library

CULVER CITY (CNS) – Juneteenth celebrations will continue Thursday with “Juneteenth: Stories that Unite Us,” featuring stories and an art activity from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Julian Dixon Culver City Library.

The event will be hosted by Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove, D-Los Angeles, one day after the federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell’s fourth annual Juneteenth Celebration & Resource Fair will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Victoria Community Regional Park in Carson.

A Juneteenth celebration and concert will be at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with food and vendors.

A Juneteenth Celebration at Val Verde Community Park in Castaic will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday and include music and food.

Juneteenth marks the anniversary of Union Army Gen. Gordon Granger reading General Order No. 3 in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, which began, “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free,” referring to Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln on Sept. 22, 1862, declaring all slaves free in Confederate territory.

Juneteenth became a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.

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