It was a Juneteenth celebration weekend in Spartanburg, and several events were held to honor the day.

Juneteenth, officially Juneteenth National Independence Day, celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The city held a Block Party downtown on Friday, June 14, and invited the public to get in the spirit of the celebration.

It was Juneteenth Celebration weekend in the city of Spartanburg. A number of events were held to honor the day. Juneteenth, officially Juneteenth National Independence Day, celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The city held a Block Party in downtown on June 14, 2024 and invited the public to get in the spirit of the Juneteenth Celebration. Zenobia Atterberry of Spartanburg shows off her African inspired headgear for Juneteenth. She said,

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“The date 1776 is not everyone’s” Independence Day,” Dana Michelle Glenn-Leach of Roebuck said. “Juneteenth is the country’s other Independence Day. Juneteenth should be honored and celebrated by all Americans.”

Zenobia Atterberry of Spartanburg showed off her African-inspired headgear for Juneteenth. “We have to show our freedom through unity for all on Juneteenth,” she said.

Dana Michelle Glenn-Leach of Roebuck and Traviar Glenn wore Juneteenth pride shirts.

It was Juneteenth Celebration weekend in the city of Spartanburg. A number of events were held to honor the day. Juneteenth, officially Juneteenth National Independence Day, celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The city held a Block Party in downtown on June 14, 2024 and invited the public to get in the spirit of the Juneteenth Celebration. Dana Michelle Glenn-Leach of Roebuck, left, and Traviar Glenn, right, show off their Juneteenth pride shirts.