TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:
- Juneteenth celebration started Wednesday in Tulsa.
- The festivities in Tulsa's Greenwood District run from Wednesday through Sunday.
- 1,500 people are expected to take part in the activities over the five-day span.
- Juneteenth commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy in the south.
Juneteenth festivities start in Tulsa Wednesday. The celebration will last through Sunday in the city's Greenwood District.
The five days of activities for the event are put on by local community organizers.
About 1,500 people are expected to visit the Greenwood District over the five day span.
The schedule of events include a young professionals mixer, a screening in the park of Marvel's Black Panther, a live performance by Dell Hamilton and multiple art exhibits.
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