Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth Celebration

by Brittany Shannon on June 21, 2010

A celebration was held today at the Zanesville Civic League Community Center.

Juneteenth educates people about the abolishment of slavery. It also provides an opportunity to get together for a good time.

"Juneteenth is actually one of the oldest known celebrations for the African American people and this is our 12th annual we started in 1998," says Stacey Duling, chairperson for the event.

Each year at the Juneteenth Celebration, they honor a specific group of people. Sixteen people were honored today.

"This year, our theme is educators, black educators in the community that have been around for a few years in my time and even sooner because there’s really not a whole lot of them," says Duling.

The St. Paul AME youth choir provided some music for attendees.