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Marietta Georgia - Cobb NAACP to Host 19th Annual Juneteenth Celebration on the Square 25 May 2022 ( news )
Marietta , state Georgia ( By Press Release office)
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May 25 , 2022
CONTACT: Jeriene Grimes
cobbjuneteenth@gmail . com
770 - 425 - 5757
MARIETTA - The Cobb County Branch of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People , will be hosting a two - day Juneteenth Celebration , recently recognized as a holiday , starting Friday , June 17 , 2022 with a concert in the Marietta Square . On Saturday , June 18 , 2022 , we will have our annual cultural celebration from 10am - 7pm .
June 17 - 18 , 2022 – The weekend is filled with exciting events to be held at Glover Park the Marietta Square in Marietta GA . Events are as follows:
• Friday , June 17th - “Evening Under the Stars” 6pm – 11pm featuring the sounds of Jazzy Blu Band & Friends , you are guaranteed to be on your feet the entire time .
• Saturday , June 18th - Juneteenth Cultural Festival 10am – 7pm Over 100+ Vendors , Live Performance by Grammy Award vocalist LeAndria Johnson , Atlanta Old Skool Drummers and various entertainment throughout the day , Health Fair , Children’s Area and Activities . Come and enjoy the various vendors and what they have to offer , the variety of entertainment throughout the day and all the activities available for the young and young at heart .
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of Slavery . Dating back to 1865 , it was June 19th that the union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger , landed at Galveston , Texas with news that the war had ended and that all slaves were free . This was two and a half years after President Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation . The celebration of June 19th was coined “Juneteenth” and grew with more participation from descendants . Juneteenth today celebrates African American freedom while encouraging self - development and respect of ALL cultures .
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