Spotted This Week
West Chester celebrates Juneteenth
This week, we spotted Juneteenth celebrations in West Chester!
Juneteenth National Independence Day commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Though the Emancipation Proclamation took effect in 1963, it wasn’t until two years later that the last enslaved African Americans were liberated in Texas — on June 19, 1865.
In West Chester, the weekend Gay Street Open-Air Market was extended through Monday to celebrate. In addition, the Chester County Courthouse lit up red in recognition of the holiday.
To learn more about Juneteenth celebrations across Chester County, visit CultureChesCo.org/Juneteenth.