SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) - Juneteenth celebrations continued on Saturday at Clinton Square in Syracuse with lots of Gospel music, food and family fun.
Juneteenth, which dates back to 1865, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
The celebration in Syracuse kicked off Friday night at City Hall Commons.
"We want the message to be unity and diversity. I mean, we feel that it's very important.
You know, as you look around we want it to be everyone that feels welcome to come and enjoy,” said organizer Barbara Mattison.
Saturday’s celebration kicked off with a “Visions of Victory” parade from the Dr. King School to Clinton Square.