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CLEVELAND -- Nearly 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves.

Although many heard of the legislation immediately, slaves in Galveston, Texas didn't learn about the Emancipation proclamation for nearly two and a half years later on June 19, 1865. This is the origin of the Juneteenth Celebration.

The Call and Post's inaugural Juneteenth celebration will be held on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. onWilliams Avenue, off E. 116th Street, one street south of Shaker Blvd (eastbound).