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June 14, 2006

Albany --  Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States.

The Parks at Chehaw is hosting a three-day celebration of the event, which began with a business showcase Wednesday evening. African American business owners and entrepreneurs gathered to network and show off their companies.

It builds awareness of the businesses so others can support them."This is just a way to bring the business, just to shed some light on beauty of African American culture that we have right here in Albany," said Sherrell Byrd.

"It's a very, very great opportunity to let us come out here, show our displays, and let people know what we do," said Grindel Williams.

Thursday's Juneteenth event at Chehaw features a soulful poetry reading and live performances. It starts at 8:00PM.

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