Juneteenth Festival, Parade Planned For Annapolis

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

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- While many events have had to be put on pause, canceled, or just adapt over the past year, the city of Annapolis is making sure that June 19, or Juneteenth, will be a celebration.

- Juneteenth is coming to Annapolis. Annapolis, a city with deep roots in the African American community, once a prime port for slave trade is now hosting Maryland's first ever Juneteenth festival.

- The two day celebration for the emancipation of Black Americans will be June 18 and 19 in Annapolis, complete with a parade and a festival. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It's also known as the Second Independence Day and Emancipation Day. Right now, a bill in Maryland State Senate to make Juneteenth a state holiday previously passed in the House.