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From Texas Public Radio:
The new federal holiday Juneteenth is being enjoyed all across the country.
The holiday commemorates the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Texas learned they had been freed under the Emancipation Proclamation, which occurred two and a half years earlier.
In San Antonio, the official Juneteenth event coincided with the city’s Fiesta. It was held in Comanche Park on Friday and Saturday and it included live blues from Ruben V and Kenny Wayne, a health fair, a domino tournament, and lots of good food.
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