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Commemorate Juneteenth At State Capitol Raleigh


Last updated 6/9/2021 at 3:38pm

The North Carolina State Capitol will host a community art collaboration on historic Union Square, Saturday, June 19, in commemoration of Juneteenth. In 2020, the city of Raleigh designated Juneteenth as a city holiday celebrating the official end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed.

From 9 a.m. until noon, visitors are invited to visit the Capitol grounds while chalk artist Kiara Sanders creates line draw...

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