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Tulsans support Black-owned businesses during Juneteenth celebrations – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021-06-18 23:06:05 –

Tulsa, Oklahoma — This weekend, Greenwood is celebrating June 16th.

read more: What you need to know: Juneteenth

It’s a family issue for Itale Watie. She works in a family booth called “Our Family”. All goods are from her grandmother and great aunt.

“Everything is handmade. I’ve been stabbed since I was young,” Watty said.

Their booth is one of the many booths lined up in Greenwood this weekend. From T-shirts to sunglasses and food trucks. These vendors encourage communities to emerge and support black-owned businesses.

“We support a lot of people outside the community, and it’s a lot of fun to be able to celebrate and support each other while maintaining this,” said Melanie Ratod of the InCrowd Clothing Company. I feel it is a black dollar in our community. “

This year is not the first year of the June 16th festival, but it is the first year since it was recognized as a federal holiday.

“It’s about time,” said Corey Green, owner of the Cajun Boyle Catering Food Truck. “That is, July 4th and June 16th. I think it’s been a while.”

Watty said it is important for people to recognize and understand the importance of vacations.

“Juneteenth is our free-designated holiday. Not only do we live in a free country, but it’s July 4th. But it was their celebration. Our celebration was , That our people were actually seen as human beings and as freedom. “

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