Juneteenth celebration rescheduled for June 26

ELLSWORTH — Due to inclement weather this past weekend, the organizers of this year’s Juneteenth Commemoration in Ellsworth have rescheduled the event for Sunday, June 26. All are invited to join in commemorating Juneteenth 2022 at Knowlton Park, 11 Shore Road, Ellsworth, from noon to 4 p.m.

“Illuminating the Continuum of the Black Experience in Maine” will feature music, poets, speakers, authors and food for all families.

Every year, Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that Black Americans in Galveston, Texas, were first told that they were freed from slavery, nearly two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

There will also be hands-on activities for both children and adults as well as tables for vendors. For the full list of speakers and program schedule, visit bit.ly/juneteenth-ellsworth.

For additional information, email [email protected] or find the event on Facebook @JuneteenthEllsworth.

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