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Oberlin Celebrates Juneteenth

June 17, 2015

Communications Staff

Photo credit: Anna Norris

Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) is considered the date when the last slaves in America were freed. The city of Oberlin celebrates Juneteenth each year with its Juneteenth Festival. This year’s festival, themed Looking Back to Look Forward: Come Home to Oberlin, took place Saturday, June 13, in Tappan Square. The festival featured vendor booths, a parade, food, and games, as well as Abraham Lincoln and Civil War soldier historical impersonators.

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