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Locals, Influencers Among Guests at Juneteenth ‘Meet Up/Teach Up’

The National Park Foundation hosted a “Meet Up/Teach Up” in D.C. on June 22 in commemoration of the Juneteenth African American independence holiday.

The program’s unique lineup featured a robust schedule of public activities highlighting the distinct African American heritage and culture to be found in and around the nation’s capital.

Courtesy of National Park Foundation
Courtesy of National Park Foundation

The event began with a walking and trolley tour of important Black historical sites, followed by a mixer which enabled attendees to “meet up,” network and engage socially while discussing and honoring black trailblazers and their legacies of sacrifice.

Among the noted guests was travel and lifestyle influencer Fitz Henley.

Juneteenth is an increasingly recognized African American observance which celebrates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865, in Texas.

The District’s celebration was narrated by a national park ranger, who imparted little-known facts about the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and “Stone of Hope” statue, the Carter G. Woodson home, Mary McLeod Bethune Council House and the African American Civil War Memorial.

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