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Juneteenth festivities highlighted in Snohomish County

June 19 will be paid holiday next year in Washington


Last updated 7/6/2021 at 1:21pm

Photo courtesy of Eva Abrams

Black History storyteller Eva Abrams will have a virtual presentation 5 p.m. Saturday, June 19, and will be live-streamed by the Jubilee Church of God in Christ in Everett on Sunday, June 20.

Juneteenth celebrations in Snohomish County communities started the first week of June and continue through June 25.

"We hope this will be an emerging tradition for our neighborhoods and communities throughout our county," said Donnie Griffin, a committee member and founder of the Lift Every Voice Legacy (LEVL) in Edmonds.

Juneteenth marks the official end of slavery in the Confederacy some two-and half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation January 1, 1863, according to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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