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June 19

Tonight’s Starlight Concert is also a Juneteenth celebration.

Starlight Concert with Tasha. Juneteenth Celebration with food trucks. Twiggs Park,  Rain site, Levy Center. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Side/Lot Film Screenings. Evanston Art Center.  Sponsored by Evanston Made. 7-8 p.m.

Juneteenth, or June 19, 1865 was the day that news of the Emancipation Proclamation arrived in Galveston, Texas. Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger brought the news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Juneteenth, a celebration of the end of slavery here, is also known as Freedom Day. It is not a national holiday but is celebrated in many states.