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WoodmenLife Tower to light for Juneteenth

Posted at 2:42 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 15:42:38-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The WoodmenLife tower will light up red, white and blue Wednesday night in celebration of Juneteenth.

Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 that news of the end of the Civil War reached Galveston, TX, freeing all enslaved African Americans.

Learn more about the history of Juneteenth here.

See also: North Omaha celebrates annual Juneteenth Parade