SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Mayor Jenny Wilson, Salt Lake County, is holding a ceremony to commemorate Juneteenth, the date when the last slaves in America were freed in Galveston, Texas, almost two and one-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
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The event is scheduled to be held at the Salt Lake County Government Center (at the Flagpole on the west side of the north and south buildings) on Friday, June 19, at 11:30 a.m.
Mayor Wilson will raise the Juneteenth flag and present a proclamation and Rep. Hollins will make remarks.
The event will also be attended by Utah State Representative Sandra Hollins, Utah Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival Committee, Utah Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival Director Betty Sawyer and Project Success Coalition