Juneteenth at Doko Meadows Park

BLYTHEWOOD – John Edwards, right, one of the organizers of Saturday’s second annual Juneteenth celebration in Doko Park, is shown here with soulful singer-songwriter “Katera on the Mic” of Columbia, who performed on the amphitheater stage along with other musicians. Edwards, owner of Blythewood Cigar and Wine and a popular area DJ, was responsible for […]

Guest Editorial: Juneteenth Celebration Traced to Freeing of Slaves in Texas in 1865

Juneteenth, which is coming up June 19, is the newest federal holiday in the calendar. Its origins, however, date to the final weeks of the Civil War. The commemoration arose from the freeing of slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865, eleven weeksafter the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox and the assassination of […]

Blythewood Juneteenth celebration set for Saturday, June 10

BLYTHEWOOD – The second annual Blythewood Juneteenth celebration is set for Sat., June 10, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Doko Meadows Park. Sponsored by Blythewood Cigar and Wine Lounge and the Town of Blythewood, the event will include many vendors selling everything from arts and crafts and commemorative items to food and beverages. […]

Juneteenth parade in Winnsboro set for Saturday, June 17

WINNSBORO – A Juneteenth celebration parade is planned down Congress St. in Winnsboro on Saturday, June 17, at 10 a.m. The parade will line up at 9 a.m. at the corner of Moultrie and S. Vanderhorst streets. Entertainment will follow the parade at the Fairfield High Alumni School (408 Fairfield St). Established on June 19, […]

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