The Cobb County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will be co-hosting along with Marietta city, the annual Juneteenth celebration in Marietta Square

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers led by major general Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that all slaves were free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The celebration of June 19th was coined “Juneteenth” and grew with more participation from descendants. Juneteenth today celebrates African-American freedom while encouraging self-development and respect for all cultures.

The event will have lots of activities for the family including: a children play area, food, live entertainment, vendors, music, information booths, voter registration, raffles, health screenings and NAACP Juneteenth t-shirts and memberships, plus fun, fellowship and networking.

Date:
June 16th, 2017 from 6pm to ll pm. Our Kerwin L. Felix Band will be performing from 9 to 9:45 pm!
June 17th, 2017 from 10am to 7pm
June 18th, 2017 from 3pm to 7pm.

Location:
Historic Marietta Square and Glover Park in downtown Marietta
50 Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060

Admission:
Free and open to the public

Directions:
From Atlanta, take 1-75 North to exit 263. Follow (West Bound) to Marietta. This road will become South Marietta Parkway 120 S Loop. Follow west about five miles to Atlanta Street. Turn right. Marietta Square is two blocks ahead.

For more information, please call (770) 425-5757 or visit CobbNAACP.org