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Albany celebrates Black history with Juneteenth Festival

The Juneteenth Festival was held Saturday at the American Legion Post 512. (Source: WALB) The Juneteenth Festival was held Saturday at the American Legion Post 512. (Source: WALB)
Larry Thomas, President of 26th Club (Source: WALB) Larry Thomas, President of 26th Club (Source: WALB)
Juneteenth is a festival celebration of the emancipation from slavery. (Source: WALB) Juneteenth is a festival celebration of the emancipation from slavery. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A group in Albany came together to celebrate African-American history Saturday afternoon. 

Juneteenth is a festival celebration of the emancipation from slavery. 

People across the South celebrate the day of freedom marked on June 19th, which is Tuesday. 

The 26th Club partnered with Men United to host an event to honor ancestors and celebrate the path they made for others. 

"All the things they gave up and the sacrifices they made, just so we could get here to this point today. The manifestation of all past situations, from slavery to everything just brought forward," said Larry Thomas, 26th Club President. 

The celebration happened at the American Legion Post 512 on 815 Willie Pitts, Jr. Road. 

Different businesses helped sponsor the event to make the day happen. 

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