Juneteenth

Dovecote Café plans Juneteenth celebration with games, trivia, demonstrations, and more

Dovecote Café plans Juneteenth celebration with games, trivia, demonstrations, and more

Juneteenth marks the time when slaves belatedly found out they had been freed. The Emancipation Proclamation officially freed "all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State," on Jan. 1, 1864, but slaves in Texas didn't get the news until June 19, 1865.

It's celebrated in different parts of the country to mark the end of slavery, and one of the co-owners of Dovecote Café in Reservoir Hill, Cole, says that she and her partner Aisha Pew were surprised to find out that Baltimore City didn't have a big Juneteenth celebration. They are remedying that problem by throwing a Juneteenth celebration in and around their coffee shop this...

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