Juneteenth 2021 in Cincinnati: Events celebrate Emancipation Day

The official date of Juneteenth is June 19, but the Cincinnati area has events and celebrations planned throughout the entire month. The holiday celebrates the June 19, 1865, emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.

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June 13

Wade in the Water, 3 p.m., Purple People Bridge. Dancers will cross bridge from Newport to Cincinnati, a tribute to the significant role of water in African American history and of a time when the Ohio River was both the symbolic and real boundary between enslavement and freedom. Note: The bridge was closed in early May for emergency repairs. If it still closed on June 13, event moves to Cincinnati waterfront.

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