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Juneteenth celebrated in North Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - People are gathering in North Charleston to celebrate Juneteenth, an event that marks when the final slaves were freed following the Civil War.

The Saturday event at the Jenkins Institute in North Charleston includes live music, dance, food and art among other attractions.

Juneteenth marks the day in Texas in 1865 when the last slaves were finally freed.

Although the Emancipation Proclamation took effect in 1863, it wasn't until June 19, 1865, that the last slaves in Texas were given their freedom.

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