Pape Ndiaye, owner of the House of Africa gallery, established Charlotte’s Juneteenth celebration in 1997.  This year commemorates the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, which marks the final day slaves were freed in Texas at the end of the Civil War.
Pape Ndiaye, owner of the House of Africa gallery, established Charlotte’s Juneteenth celebration in 1997. This year commemorates the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, which marks the final day slaves were freed in Texas at the end of the Civil War. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
Pape Ndiaye, owner of the House of Africa gallery, established Charlotte’s Juneteenth celebration in 1997. This year commemorates the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, which marks the final day slaves were freed in Texas at the end of the Civil War. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Juneteenth turns 150 as ‘Black Independence Day’

June 13, 2015 03:12 PM