Article by TBHC News Staff
Published June 19, 2022
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of African Americans from chattel slavery in Texas in the United States at the end of the Civil War in 1865.
The holiday has grown to national popularity where African Americans from all states celebrate the occasion.
Black To Timbuktu book club hosted its second annual Juneteenth cookout in Gainesville, FL on June 19, 2022.
The book club gathered at Oakview Park to pay homage to the ancestors by remembering Juneteenth and honoring those who were enslaved.
Members enjoyed barbecue and each other’s company with stories.
Below are pictures from the event:
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