City preps for annual Juneteenth celebration

City leaders, community organizers and area residents will gather this weekend to recognize one of the older celebrations honoring the end of slavery in the United States.

The fifth annual citywide June-teenth celebration will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Booker T. Washington Resource Center at 727 Pennsylvania Ave. The theme of this year’s gathering is “Celebration of Freedom and Heritage.”

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