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Juneteenth

Juneteenth Festival accepts pageant applications

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video HAPPENING NOW: Young women in Wilmington can enter the Juneteenth Pageant. It focuses on education, economics, moral excellence and family unity. Find out how to participate. Full story...
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Miss Juneteenth pageant held to celebrate the holiday

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Juneteenth is celebrated by many as the official end to slavery, although it happened more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas and spread the news that slaves had been freed. Full story...
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Juneteenth Festival

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videoJuneteenth is an annual event that celebrates the freedom of African slaves. The festival started back in Texas in the late 1800's. Today dozens of Juneteenth festivals go on across the country and right here in southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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