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Juneteenth Festival This Weekend

Mayor Brown Previews Historic Gathering

June 16, 2018 - 5:00 am
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo's Juneteenth festival is happening Saturday and Sunday. The festival celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. Mayor Byron Brown says he's proud of how much it is honored in Western New York.

"It's one of the largest celebrations of Juneteenth in the world," Mayor Brown said.

It is important time to reflect Mayor Brown says and to celebrate how far the African American community has come.

"Making sure all the gains that have been made from a civil rights perspective in this country, not only are remembered and supported," Mayor Browns said. "But that we don't go back on the hard fought rights that have been made in this nation over our history"

The 43rd Juneteenth parade will be held on June 16 @ 11:00am. The parade will begin at Genesee Street and Moselle. The parade will travel on Genesee Street to Best Street into Martin Luther King Jr. Park. For more information on the other events going on go to www.juneteenthofbuffalo.com

 

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