Milwaukee celebrates 45th Juneteenth Day with parade and street festival

June 23, 2016

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Sunday, June 19, 2016 was not only Father’s Day, it was also Juneteenth
Day. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the
ending of slavery in the United States. Milwaukee commemorated this
event with a parade and an all-day street festival. The 45th Annual Juneteenth
Celebration also launched the inaugural #BRONZEVILLESUMMER
series, an entire season of events appealing to lovers of music, art,
food, culture and fun. This year’s theme for Juneteenth was “Celebrating
the Journey of Fatherhood.” Pictured at the Juneteenth event are
(from left) Miss Juneteenth 2016; Miss Junior Juneteenth 2016; Northcott
Neighborhood House president and CEO Mack Weddle; Garfield’s 502
Club owner LaMarr Franklin, and both Miss Juneteenth 2016 runners
up. Both Mr. Weddle and Mr.

Franklin have served as long-time members
of the Juneteenth committee.

Happy Juneteenth Day Milwaukee!