Holiday

Juneteenth

When: Sat., June 18 2011

An article in the Nov. 27, 1948 edition of The Afro American reads, "It seems that in Texas, colored people did not receive the news of the Emancipation [Proclamation] when the rest of the country did. They did not get the news until [years] later — June 19, which is why they celebrate a day the rest of the country never hears about. June 19 is the only day colored people can go to the zoo in Fort Worth." So, do Juneteenth — a Texas emancipation holiday gone national — up in style and hit Colorado College's Armstrong Quad (14 E. Cache la Poudre St., coloradospringsnaacp.org) from 11 to 5 today and enjoy entertainment, food and more from the local NAACP. — Bryce Crawford

Price: Free

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