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Myrtle Beach celebrated Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19, with a festival at Charlie’s Place in the Booker T. Washington neighborhood. Juneteenth commemorates the date in 1865 when word of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached the far corners of the United States, specifically Galveston, Texas. News traveled slowly 160 years ago, so more than two years passed before everyone heard word that slavery had been abolished on January 1, 1863. Myrtle Beach’s Juneteenth celebration included music, poetry, dancing and more and featured all ages. The event was sponsored by the city’s Neighborhood Services Department.
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