Humboldt celebrates Juneteenth: Commemorates the ending of slavery

Eureka, Ca., (KIEM) June 19 also known to some as Juneteenth the oldest day known for commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States dating back to 1865.

Wednesday, Black Humboldt and the Eureka NAACP chapter welcomed all to join this year’s Juneteenth celebration at Sequoia Park in Eureka to celebrate freedom, diversity, and community.

The all-day event featured African American vendors, workshops, food, visual artists, music, performances, and entertainment for the kids.

Co-founder of Black Humboldt-Dionna Fletcher-said this day is to educate those who are unaware of the day’s history and to spread love.

“To see a bunch of people of color gathered in a park is unheard of in Humboldt County which is insane but we want to make sure we continue to diversify…not in ones or twos and not in small groups but big numbers because we’re stronger together and if we can share that love and light together that’s all we desire.”

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