Juneteenth Celebration Set For Saturday In Fond du Lac
The 13th-annual Fond du Lac Juneteenth celebration is happening this weekend. It was June 19th, 1865 – two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation – when soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that the slaves were now free.
Juneteenth celebrates that day in 1865 the last slaves gained their freedom – and over the past decade-plus in Fond du Lac, Daisy Frazier, President of Ebony Vision, tells us their Juneteenth celebration has grown and they’re excited to share their celebration with the community.
“From day one to this very day, more people in our community know the history of Juneteenth. It’s just not just about barbecue and having fun. It is a time when we can acknowledge the achievements of African-Americans throughout the globe, and if we don’t acknowledge that as African-Americans, then who will?”
This year’s Juneteenth celebration is at Buttermilk Creek Park in Fond du Lac tomorrow (Saturday) from 11 AM until 5 PM. Find out more information at ebonyvisionfdl.org.