AZ Daily Star: Tucsonans celebrate freedom at Juneteenth event

Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the country, kicked off Saturday, marking 48 years in which the festival has occurred in Tucson.

The Dunbar Cultural Center was filled with an estimated 1,500 Tucsonans throughout the day. Valerie Stanley, president of the Juneteenth committee for the last three years, said the community interactions are important.