2016 PCOL Juneteenth Celebration of Cultures

Philadelphia Community of Leaders (PCOL) sponsored its inaugural Juneteenth Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved Africans throughout the Confederate South.