Heritage Celebrated During Juneteenth Festival

By Kristin Martin | 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The Juneteenth Festival, which is a celebration of the ending of slavery, was in downtown Bowling Green on Saturday.

In the historic Shake Rag district were vendors, food and the chance to learn about the rich history of the African-American culture in the city.

There were artifacts in the museum for people to see along with a historical film.

Organizers of the festival say the goal is to keep history alive.

"We appreciate whether it's sports, whether it's politics -- all of that is who we are. Our history didn't start just at slavery, it continued long beyond that. So, we want to appreciate then and now, and not lose that," said Cassandra Little, the education chairperson.

If you're interested, you can still visit the African-American Museum by appointment.

The Carver Center also had a fish fry and yard sale as part of the festival.

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