Monday, June 11, 2012

Juneteenth in Oberlin

I've just learned from our neighbor Justin about the Juneteenth celebration in Oberlin to commemorate June 19, 1865, the day that the last slaves were freed in America.  This year it's mostly being celebrated on Saturday, June 16.

I have to admit, I'd heard of Juneteenth but didn't know exactly what it was.  It's actually very interesting and I found a web site that explains it well:  It also lists all the events around Juneteenth, which are extensive, to say the least.

I just noticed the "Greens" cook-off.  I've got a killer collards recipe - I think I'm going to enter it!  And Dom and I should definitely jump the broom!

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