Ohio Historic Connection holds first annual Juneteenth Jubilee

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio History Connection showed guests what a Juneteenth celebration would’ve looked like in the late-1800s.

Juneteenth is a holiday that honors and recognizes the day that slaves in Texas found out about the Emancipation Proclamation and all slaves were officially free. At the Ohio History Connection’s, Ohio Village, the time is always set to a typical day in the 1890s.

In honor of Juneteenth, they showcased what a celebration might look like back then.

“It’s a natural fit, this is about our history, this is about American history and surprisingly some people don’t know what Juneteenth is about, so I think it’s our responsibility to stand up and tell the story,” said Lyn Logan Grimes, who works for the Ohio History Connection.

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