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Juneteenth celebration this weekend

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- The annual Juneteenth celebration is this weekend in Kalamazoo. It takes place Saturday starting at four PM at the Western Michigan University Dalton Recital Hall.

Organizer Jeanne Baraka-Love says that the event is a celebration of freedom, mainly started to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865. Locally, Juneteenth will have a theme of "The Art of Freedom," where they'll show off the work of local children, have live music and dancing, and African food.Tickets to Juneteenth are 15 dollars in advance and 20 dollars the day of the event at the door.You can buy them at www.MillerAuditorium.com