Tenth annual Juneteenth celebration
Dates: 6/15/2013 - 6/15/2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: Glover Park - Marietta Square
Join the Cobb NAACP and city of Marietta for the tenth annual Juneteenth Celebration on the Marietta Square.
The day includes family activities, food, entertainment, music and history.
Juneteenth, or June 19, 1865, is considered the date the last slaves in America were freed. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, actual emancipation did not come until General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and issued General Order No. 3 on June 19, almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
The event is sponsored by the Cobb County branch of the NAACP and the city of Marietta.