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Where To Celebrate Juneteenth In Pittsburgh

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Katie Blackley
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90.5 WESA
A demonstrator holds a "Black Trans Lives Matter" sign during a demonstration in Squirrel Hill on June 13, 2020.

From music festivals to cookouts, celebrations will take place in Pittsburgh this weekend and throughout the month in honor of Juneteenth. The date, which recognizes the emancipation of enslaved Black people in the United States in 1865, is recognized as a holiday in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania.

Here's where you can recognize the historic event:

Katie Blackley is a digital editor/producer for 90.5 WESA, where she writes, edits and generates both web and on-air content for features and daily broadcast. She's the producer and host of our Good Question! series and podcast. She also covers history and the LGBTQ community. kblackley@wesa.fm
Rebecca Reese is a production assistant for The Confluence.