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Written by:  Lauren Townsend
Date: June 1, 2012

Celebrate Durham's African-American community June 16, 1-10 p.m., during the eighth annual Juneteenth Celebration in downtown Durham at the CCB Plaza. The event commemoratesthe end of slavery in the U.S.

A noon luncheon prior to the event is free for children ages 10-17. Register at A Unity March begins at 2:30 p.m. and the festival, hosted by BET's Comic View comedian Grave Digger, starts at 3 p.m.

Kids will enjoy the children's village, and a food rodeo will accommodate a variety of food trucks. Vendors will sell clothing, specialty items and crafts. CCB Plaza is located at 201 N. Corcoran St., Durham.


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