Juneteenth

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June 16, 2019 - 7:57 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo police say two officers were injured when they were struck by an ATV at approximately 5:30pm Sunday evening. Police say the incident happened in the vicinity of Fillmore Avenue & Best Street. The two officers, who were on bike patrol for the Juneteenth Festival...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo, Zebiyan Fields, 11, at center, drums alongside more than 20 kids at the front of the Juneteenth parade in Flint, Mich. Juneteenth celebration started with the freed slaves of Galveston, Texas. Although the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the South in 1863, it could not be enforced in many places until after the end of the Civil War in 1865. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
June 14, 2019 - 9:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in...
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June 16, 2018 - 5:00 am
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...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
June 09, 2017 - 3:34 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Juneteenth Festival organizers were joined by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown on Friday to celebrate the 5th annual African Liberation Flag Raising Ceremony. Juneteenth will begin its 42nd year on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. It's a...
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