Photos of the Week
Myrtle Beach celebrated Juneteenth on Saturday, June 18, with a Unity March, a ribbon-cutting and a festival. The day marks the occasion when news of the Emancipation Proclamation abolishing slavery reached the farthest corner of the US on June 19, 1865, more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed it. Alfreda Funnye in our Neighborhood Services Department captured these images of Juneteenth activities on Carver Street. City officials held a formal ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for Charlie’s Place, a well-known African American venue and nightspot in the days before integration. Other activities for Juneteenth included live music, a Gullah Gee Chee presentation, food vendors and good fellowship. Juneteenth will be an official City of Myrtle Beach holiday for 2023.
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