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Tucson Juneteenth Festival kicks off virtually, will continue in-person – Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona 2021-06-19 19:47:51 –

Tucson, Arizona (KGUN) — The Tucson Juneteenth Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary in Old Pueblo.

“It’s freedom, not just freedom, but other people, but it’s about freedom not only to make sounds, but to challenge yourself to make the world a better place,” said Terry-Thomas. It was.

Juneteenth is a day of family unity, as the Tucson black community explains.

“Celebrating something like your freedom, you want to free some good things, and we did. It was like a family. Hugging and kissing. It was everyone, “said Cherry Jackson.

The festival celebrated the excellence of local blacks by showing off several different talents.

“It started in Mountain Park,” recalled Donna Riggins.

“People cooked at home, on the bar, on the grill, in the backyard and brought all the food and stuff to the park,” added Ron Burton.

The celebration ended with a proclamation by Mayor of Tucson, Regina Romero.

Head to the Dunbar Pavilion until 8 pm tonight to hear Juneteenth’s direct celebrations.



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