Juneteenth celebration is June 15From STAFF REPORTS
“Juneteenth,” a celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation, will be held again for 2013 at Willie Lynch Park in Newnan on June 15.
The Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln 100 years ago on Jan. 1. Because of communication difficulties at the time, it was as long as six months before the word reached American slaves.
“We want to get the word out about this powerful experience,” she said.