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Celebrities join Tulsa Juneteenth celebration events honoring the day news of slavery’s end reached the heartland

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Several events featuring celebrities including Alfre Woodard, Rev. Al Sharpton, Russell Westbrook and others, will take place this weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma to honor Juneteenth – June 19, 1865. That was the date when news of the end of the Civil War, and final […]

Citizen Potawatomi Nation and Shawnee’s Dunbar Heights Community plan Juneteenth event

Staff Report   SHAWNEE, OK – The Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) and Dunbar Heights Community are hosting the first Shawnee-based Juneteenth Community Festival on Saturday, June 8 to celebrate freedom through education and economic empowerment. Juneteenth is an American holiday that commemorates when news of the abolition of slavery reached Texas, (on June 19, 1865) […]

OHS Juneteenth program to focus on Oklahoma City blues scene

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) will host a special program that highlights the Oklahoma City’s blues tradition.  The event will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. in Oklahoma City, across from the state Capitol. The doors will […]

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