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Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, Texas. (Photo: Grace Murray)
By R. Dallon Adams | The Skanner News
Published: 25 April 2019

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

The Vancouver NAACP will host a Juneteenth celebration at Clark College on June 22, 2019.

This year’s Juneteenth theme is “Together We Rise.”

As stated in a release, the celebration organizers chose this theme because it "addresses the idea that together we rise above the fray of hatred, despair, and discord. We join unified to work towards cooperative economics and purpose for our race, community, and nation."

The Juneteenth celebration will take place at Clark College located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver, Washington from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

To become a Juneteenth Volunteer email Carol Collier, Job Fair Chairperson, at [email protected] Once registered, a Volunteer Coordinator will contact individuals about future volunteer opportunities and meetings.

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