Local Heritage Society, Other Organizations Present Juneteenth Celebration

June 6, 2019, 3:21 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — June 19th. What does that date mean to you?

For hundreds of thousands of African Americans, it was their emancipation from the chains of slavery.

Juneteenth is celebrated every year in honor of enslaved forefathers who became the first generation of freed men and women.

For South Carolina, there will be festivals, pageants and picnics, but most importantly: remembrances.

Dr. Elizabeth Castle, national president of the Diaspora Historical Heritage Society and national director for Juneteenth of South Carolina, joined us with details about an important celebration coming soon to commemorate this important date. The society is teaming up the Township of Hollywood Mayor Jacquelyn Howard, as well as YWCA Greater Charleston.

The event will include a flag raising, morning breakfast and fashion show. For more information, please visit the Facebook page.