Chicagoans celebrate 'Juneteenth' holiday

June 18, 2010 (CHICAGO) A variety of celebrations were already under way Friday.

Gov. Pat Quinn took part in a special event at the DuSable Museum and declared Friday 'Margaret Burroughs Day,' in honor of the museum's founder.

Juneteenth was first observed in 1865 as African-American Emancipation Day. Currently, the holiday is an opportunity to emphasize education and achievement in the African-American community.

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