Juneteenth Freedom Walk seeks to bring Black community together in solidarity to celebrate holiday

CLEVELAND — Saturday, hundreds of people are expected to march on Cleveland’s East Side for the Juneteenth Freedom Walk in celebration of the Juneteenth holiday. The holiday commemorates June 19, 1865 – the day enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas learned they were free, two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued.

The walk starts at 11 a.m. at Benedictine High School. The entertainment, resources, and vendor village at Art and Soul Park will wrap up at 5 p.m….

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