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Juneteenth Ohio Celebrating End Of Slavery Kicks Off Friday

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Juneteenth Ohio kicks off its 2014 event Friday at a new downtown location.
5:00AM
June 19, 2014

The Juneteenth Ohio Festival kicks off Friday at its new downtown location. The event celebrates what happened 149 years ago today when the last slaves were freed in this country.

Cancellation Of Juneteenth Event Prompts $4 Million Lawsuit

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Columbus attorney Byron Potts brought the suit on behalf of his client Mustafaa Shabazz, the organizer of the Juneteenth event. Potts says the city discriminated against Shabazz because the event is an African-American festival.
5:12PM
December
18, 2013

The City of Columbus is being sued for $4 million after this year’s annual Juneteenth celebration was shut down by city officials. A Saturday shooting caused the remainder of the 2-day event to be cancelled