ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — While many events have had to be put on pause, canceled or adapted over the past year, the City of Annapolis is making sure this June 19, also known as Juneteenth, will be a celebration.
The two day celebration of the emancipation of Black Americans will be June 18 and 19 in Annapolis- complete with a parade and a festival.READ MORE: Baby Found In Back Of Car Towed From Baltimore County, Police Say
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.READ MORE: Mr. Trash Wheel Celebrating 7th Birthday Next Month With Recycle Mosaic
It’s also known as the second Independence Day and Emancipation Day.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1K New Cases & 17 Deaths Reported Sunday
Right now, a bill is in Maryland’s State Senate to make Juneteenth a state holiday, it previously passed in the House.