The 27th Annual Juneteenth Celebration commemorates the freeing of the final 250,000 slaves in Texas. "This was the first time many in the crowd had heard of the Emancipation Proclamation, which President Lincoln had issued two and a half years before. White slaveholders had suppressed the news of the decree freeing the slaves..." by Kenneth C. Davis, NY Times, "Juneteenth is for Everyone", June 19, 2015. For the past 26 years, BAPAC continues to served thousands of people in Ventura County in support of young people, social justice advocacy in…Find out more »
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