Roanoke, Va. (WFXR) — Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It is also observed for celebrating African-American culture. While many in the United States are just learning about the history of this day, the commemoration of June 19, 1886, has become a tradition in Roanoke.
A Juneteenth celebration will be taking place in Roanoke this coming Saturday at Eureka Park. Event Organizer, Jordan Bell gives the details on the occasion, what they have planned and what attendees can expect.