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      Celebrating Juneteenth in Tifton

      The city of Tifton is celebrating Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery here in the U.S.

      / Franklin White
      The city of Tifton is celebrating Juneteenth.

      Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery here in the U.S.

      Organizers say it's important to know your past.

      Franzelle Pertill says, "freedom is about and for all people all ethnicity and this celebration is such an event to celebrate that kind of of freedom coming together and tourism as well as support of the local community."

      This is the first year for the event.

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