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May 28 2015
MetroPCS Presents Juneteenth Celebration

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Dallas City Hall Plaza
500 Marilla Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

MetroPCS is hosting a free event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

The family friendly festival will include live music, a DJ mix off, comedy acts, bounce houses, face painting and more.  Free tickets are available at DFW MetroPCS locations; limited to two tickets per person while supplies last. Tickets are needed for all ages. There will be free parking as well.

MetroPCS pays tribute to Juneteenth, a landmark in history and celebration of freedom and the end of enslavement in America with an afternoon of entertainment. Juneteenth, or the "19th of June", recognizes June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, when Union General Gordon Granger announced freedom for all slaves in the Southwest. Texas was the last state in rebellion to allow slavery following the end of the Civil War.