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Reflections, honor, legacy and family, those were the words to describe the third annual Juneteenth celebration in Ocean City for what the day means to the community and to the country.
On June 19, 1865, enslaved Africans in Texas learned of their freedom, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. It is a day that has been celebrated since then, according to the Ocean City Juneteenth Organization.
On Saturday, residents poured into the cafeteria at the Ocean City High School to celebrate the historical and cultural legacy of Ocean City’s black community.