Juneteenth Celebrates the End of Slavery

May 30, 2012

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is partnering with Cincinnati Juneteenth Inc. to coordinate a parade along Mehring Way in just a few weeks. Freedom Center spokesman Chris Miller says it’s the oldest celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Miller where and when the tradition started (the event takes place on June 16th, to register for the parade or get details go to www.freedomcenter.org