PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — This weekend brings the celebration for Juneteenth — the commemoration marking the end of slavery.
With June 19 now a federal holiday, there’s more to celebrate than ever. Heather Coleman-Cox from Juneteenth Oregon joined AM Extra on Friday to give us a layout of some of the events happening around the area tomorrow.
The biggest highlight will be the 49th Annual Juneteenth Celebration, which will be streamed live from Jack London Revue. The celebration will feature live performances by Parisalexa, Sarah Clarke, Amenta Abioto, DJ OG ONE and more, along with special appearances by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, Mel Brown and others.
For more information, including how to sign up for the live stream, check out Juneteenth Oregon’s website.