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Juneteenth celebrated in Camden
Juneteenth - Sammie Tucker
Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr., who is also president of the Camden-Kershaw County Chapter of the NAACP explains a history of Juneteenth during a celebration of the holiday at the Kershaw County Courthouse on Friday.
About 100 people gathered for another event in front of the Kershaw County Courthouse on Friday. This time, it was for a new Juneteenth event, celebrating the day -- June 19, 1865 -- when the Union Army announced the Emancipation Proclamation in Galveston, Texas, some two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln made the declaration.