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Chattanooga’s Juneteenth National Freedom Day Parade

Eric Atkins, at right, holding the Juneteenth flag.
Unity Group of Chattanooga
Eric Atkins, at right, holding the Juneteenth flag.

Juneteenth commemorates African-American emancipation in the United States after the Civil War.

Now a Federal holiday, it falls this year on Sunday, also Father’s Day.

On Saturday, the Unity Group of Chattanooga will lead the Juneteenth National Freedom Day Parade.

The lineup starts at 3 PM at Carver Recreation Center - and from there, the parade will proceed to Community Haven.

Eric Atkins is co-chairman of the Unity Group, which is hosting several events in Chattanooga this week ahead of Saturday’s parade.

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