ALL MEDIA FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION – CITY OF WARREN – WARREN CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH – MAYOR JIM FOUTS DIRECTS CITY HALL TO LIGHT UP AT DUSK FOR JUNETEENTH TONIGHT
Tonight Warren Celebrates JUNETEENTH! Tonight, at my direction Warren City Hall will be lit up in red, yellow and green in observation of JUNETEENTH at dusk until dawn Tuesday, June 20. On June 19, 1865 African American slaves in Texas were told that they had been finally set free. This was more than two years after Lincoln had officially freed all slaves in the U.S. with his Emancipation Proclamation. The U.S. had to use troops to force compliance in the South with Lincoln’s proclamation. Today, the struggle goes on for equality of treatment for not just African Americans but other minorities as well. But we can and should celebrate the final emancipation of enslaved Black Americans with festivities! This was the end of a dark event in American History.
Mayor Fouts can be reached at mobile (586) 481-0545, office (586) 574-4520, or home (586) 573-8058.
Mayor James R. Fouts
City of Warren One City Square- Suite 215 Warren, MI 48093-6726 586-574-4520 email@example.com