Juneteeth 2020

Juneteenth 2020
Posted on 06/17/2020
Juneteenth

City of Renton SealJune 17, 2020

 

Juneteenth Celebration - 2020

Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865, when the last remaining slaves were set free in Texas and is a significant milestone in our country's history. In Renton, we have celebrated this event with community gatherings, workshops and music.

COVID-19 has prevented that in 2020, so please enjoy this video capturing our past events and celebrate Juneteeth.

 

Tour of Renton's African American sites

Long-time Renton residents John Houston and Benita Horn host a virtual tour of Renton's African Americans sites.

African Americans began migrating to Renton to escape the segregated South in the early 1900’s and seek a better future for their families. Their industry helped build Renton and enables us to highlight landmarks that honor their contributions up to the present.

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About the City of Renton

The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 104,700 (2019), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, the Seattle Seahawks, and the eternal resting place of Jimi Hendrix. More information can be found on our website, news releases, or Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor pages. 

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