Flint residents celebrate Juneteenth, ending of slavery

Juneteenth marks a historical celebration known to many as the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

Celebrations honoring the end of slavery continued in Flint on June 18, 2018.

the official national holiday called Juneteenth is on June 19th, but people in the city got an early start remembering history.

The community came together for "Know Yourself Day" that included family friendly activities at University Square Park.

Committee member Bishop Bernadel Jefferson says it's all about understanding sacrifices of the past.

“Those that came before us those that paved the way those that made it possible that we are free and not bound in chains that we don't have a task master that we are free,” she said.

Celebrations continue on June 19, 2018.

A parade starts at 4 P.M at Max Brandon Park.

It honors the official African American Independence Day.

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