PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Juneteenth Celebration continues today at Point State Park.
The event continues down at the Point from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.READ MORE: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Delays Three Remaining 2021 Executions
Juneteenth became a state holiday in Pennsylvania earlier this month after Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation designating June 19 as National Freedom Day.READ MORE: Volunteers Rappel Down Mt. Washington For Annual Cleanup Event
Historically, the date commemorates the emancipation of slaves in the U.S.
At the Point, celebrations feature live entertainment, motivational speakers, activities and vendors.MORE NEWS: Bowling Green State University Expels Fraternity Over Student’s Hazing Death
Yesterday, a parade that started at Freedom Center marched through Pittsburgh.