Juneteenth celebration held Saturday in downtown Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Many gathered at the Rosa Parks Museum in downtown Montgomery to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday. The event commemorates June 19, 1865, or better known as the official end of slavery in the U.S.

"Hopefully, visitors will get a full cultural experience, and learn about the history of freedom in this country and learn about Mrs. Parks and her role in that story, and hopefully be inspired by her," said Rosa Parks Museum Director Dr. Felicia Bell.

The event Saturday provided a block party infused with a live performance, food, and free admission to the museum, but also offered an opportunity to learn about our nation's history.

This year marks the second annual celebration but Bell looks forward to holding the event again next year.

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