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Carson celebrates Juneteenth with music and festivity

Posted On 2014 Jun 11
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2014 Juneteenth flyer

2014 Juneteenth flyer

The City of Carson and the Carson Cultural Arts Foundation will be presenting non-stop entertainment and fun activities for the entire family as it hosts the 2014 Juneteenth Rhythm and Blues Celebration on June 14.

The festivities will take place from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Mills Park, located at 1340 E. Dimondale Drive in Carson.

The event is open to the public and admission is Headlining this year’s event is American R&B and gospel singer Howard Hewett.

He was the former lead vocalist of the R&B group Shalamar. Hewett will be joined by other R&B artists, as well as a variety of musical talents.

Aside from non-stop entertainment, Juneteenth also features various stage activities, carnival games for kids, and a variety of arts and crafts, food and display booths.

Juneteenth marks the date in history when African-American slaves in Texas first received word that all slaves were free. The news came to Texas in June 1865, two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation  Proclamation.

For more information on the Juneteenth Celebration, please contact Mills Park at (310) 631-3130 or Dianne Thomas at (310) 632-0756.

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