MARIETTA, Ga. -- On June 19, 1865, the last slaves in America were granted their freedom.
Every year since then, cities across the country have come together to celebrate the day that actual emancipation occurred, more than two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Cobb County NAACP and the city of Marietta will come together on Saturday, June 18 for the eighth annual Juneteenth Celebration on Marietta Square.
Festivities include ethnic food, entertainment, vendors, music, history, giveaways and activities that the entire family will enjoy. Juneteenth will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, call 770-425-5757.