Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Juneteenth Celebration Saturday.(Final)

Byline: Barbara Chavez Journal Staff Writer

Holiday Marks End of Slavery

Juneteenth, a holiday that marks freedom from slavery in America, will be recognized in Albuquerque with a celebration Saturday.

"Freedom Revisited" is this year's Juneteenth celebration theme. The event is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Dennis Chavez Community Center and Park, 1715 Kathryn SE.

"This is not just another black picnic," said Ronald Hinson, event coordinator for Albuquerque's Juneteenth celebration. "While we want people to come out and have a great time at our celebration, we also want them to take away with them the knowledge of what this holiday is all about. …

Log in to your account to read this article – and millions more.