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Tulsa's annual Juneteenth celebration postponed due to pandemic

Posted at 6:12 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 19:46:25-04

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa's annual Juneteenth celebration has been postponed for next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, the Tulsa Juneteenth Inc. Board of Directors said that it made the difficult decision based on CDC recommendations.

Organizers set a new date for the event to be held on June 18-20, 2021.

The board released the following statement:

While Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom, emphasizes education, and celebrates the rich heritage of Greenwood, the new health precautions and need for social distancing has limited our ability to create a multi-arts experience that will be safe for our audience.

Although we cannot celebrate in person this year, we encourage everyone to use #IAMJUNETEENTH and #TulsaTogether to share how you plan to honor Juneteenth while social distancing.

Our committee at Tulsa’s Juneteenth Celebration thanks you for your continued support through these difficult times and looks forward to bringing Juneteenth back in 2021.

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