The Ann Arbor Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold its 14th Annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 21, 2008 from noon until 6:00pm at Wheeler Park in Ann Arbor. The event will feature performances by local talent, games, children's area, vendors and activities for the entire family!

This is a celebration that seeks to unite the community by sharing in this piece of American history. For more information about Juneteenth, visit

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Hosted by the Ann Arbor Chapter of the NAACP, the event is a chance to educate, said chapter president William Hampton. He grew up in Texas where Juneteeth - which falls on June 19, but is typically celebrated the third Saturday of June - is a state holiday and is often celebrated with parades and large picnics.

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