Ald. Milele Coggs
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Ald. Coggs to be recognized at 50th Juneteenth Anniversary Reception

 

By - Jun 11th, 2021 04:48 pm

Milwaukee is home to one of the oldest known Juneteenth celebrations in the country, and this year marks the 50th annual Juneteenth Day festivities in the city. As part of the celebration, Northcott Neighborhood House and the Juneteenth Planning Committee are hosting the 50th Juneteenth Anniversary “History and Heritage Meets Legacy and Promise” reception. The event takes place tonight (Friday, June 11) from 5-7 p.m. at On The Bayou Restaurant located at 2053 North Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

As part of the program, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will be one of several individuals honored for their long-standing contributions. “It is an honor to be recognized at the annual Juneteenth reception, particularly on the 50th anniversary of our local celebrations,” she said. “Juneteenth means so much to our nation, and our community here in Milwaukee, and I am proud to have played a role in helping keep this tradition going. I am looking forward to this year’s celebration, and all those to come in the future.”

Community members are invited to take part in the 50th annual Juneteenth Day festivities scheduled for Saturday, June 19, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. between W. Burleigh St. and W. Center St.

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