Juneteenth celebrates 10 years of honoring history

Amaria Franklin enjoys a hotdog at Pacific Park during the 2019 Juneteenth celebration. Staff photo by Taylor Nye
You may or may not know about Juneteenth, local historian Prince Beachum says. Known alternatively as Freedom Day, it commemorates June 19, 1865, the abolition of slavery in Texas. The holiday hasn’t always celebrated its historical roots in Sulphur Springs, though, according to Beachum. “A couple of older guys used to have a circus for the community. … We got away from that, our generation,”…

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