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Juneteenth celebrations in Buffalo begin

Posted at 6:41 AM, Jun 02, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The nationwide call for equal justice by African Americans and others following George Floyd's death comes at an important time.

Yesterday the Pan-American flag was raised over Niagara Square to symbolize the beginning of Juneteenth celebrations.

The holiday recognizes African American heritage and culture on June 19th each year; this year marking 155 years since the last slaves were liberated at the end of the Civil War.

This year's celebrations will be held virtually on June 13th and 14th.

For more information on this year's festival, click here.