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Superior Marks End of Slavery with Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Updated: June 16, 2019 10:36 PM

Twin Ports residents gathered in Superior Sunday for the annual Juneteenth celebration. 

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The national event marks the end of slavery in the United States. 

This was the 5th year people gathered in Superior for the celebration. It was held at the Kelly Park. There was free food, games, dancing and community fun centered events to celebrate African American Freedom. 

Chaquana McEntyre, founder of Father's Rise Together, said they wanted to organize the event in a fun-filled way to promote education. 

"Inclusiveness, diversity, with good food, good music and honesty," McEntyre said. "We invite the kids to come out and educate them, we give out prizes. The whole idea is to educate without pounding the knowledge in their head sitting at a desk."

Duluth also held a Juneteenth celebration Saturday. 

2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the first documented arrival of enslaved Africans to the shores of the United States. 

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