Buffalo’s African American community celebrates Juneteenth

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – It’s a historic weekend for African Americans across the country.

The Juneteenth Festival kicked off in Buffalo’s MLK Park today.

June 19th is the date of the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in our country.

151 years later, Juneteenth continues to highlight the achievements of African Americans.

Buffalo’s festival is the third largest Juneteenth celebration in the world.

This year’s honoree is Ann Montgomery, the later owner of Little Harlem on Michigan Avenue.

The festival runs Saturday and Sunday. There’s live music, food, and the splash pad has extended hours.

 

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