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OLDEST CELEBRATION OF THE END OF SLAVERY TO BE HELD SATURDAY

By Nate Gonner 6/18/2013

              NEBRASKA’S FIRST UNDERGROUND RAILROAD SITE IS CELEBRATING THE OLDEST KNOWN HOLIDAY COMMEMORATING THE END OF SLAVERY THIS WEEKEND.

 

              THE MAYHEW CABIN AND JOHN BROWN’S CAVE MUSEUM IN NEBRASKA CITY WILL HOLD THEIR ANNUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION THIS SATURDAY.

 

              BILL HAYES IS THE MANAGER OF THE MAYHEW CABIN AND JOHN BROWNS CAVE AND TALKS ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS HOLIDAY.

 

              JUNETEENTH 1

 

              HAYES SAYS THEY WILL HOLD A SPECIAL PRESENTATION COMMEMORATING THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION AS APART OF THESE WEEKEND’S FESTIVITIES.

 

                 HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE EVENT NOT ONLY BE A CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FREEDOM, BUT A HOLIDAY FOR THE ENTIRE NATION AS WELL.

 

              JUNETEENTH 2

 

              THE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION WILL BE HELD THIS SATURDAY FROM 11 IN THE MORNING UNTIL 5 AT THE MAYHEW CABIN AND JOHN BROWNS CAVE MUSEUM IN NEBRASKA CITY.

 

              FOR MORE DETAILS CALL THE MUSEUM AT (402) 873-3115.

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