Juneteenth Celebrated in Beckley

Local - 6/20/2014 5:14 PM by Mike Bundt
Juneteenth celebrations are taking place across the country.

In Beckley, kids are learning the meaning behind the holiday. Children spent their afternoon's at the youth museum to learn more about the celebration. Food and drinks were included in a day that commemorates the announcement of the end of slavery in Texas back in 1865. Event organizer Connie Mckeever says the celebration will help African American children remember their past as they grow-up.

"These kids may not understand what it's about today but they'll remember as they get older. We're hoping as they get older they will remember that in June, there's a big celebration going on" said Mckeever.

Juneteenth celebration will continue throughout the weekend.

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