Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States on June 19 each year. Marking the date that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom, the month of June and the nineteenth day were combined to form the term ``Juneteenth.`` Observance of Juneteenth as African American Emancipation Day is now a recognized federal holiday. In recent years, we honored and celebrated African American history, music, faith, family, and freedom! The events began with a short ceremony at the site of the slave auction block on the north end of Market Plaza, with food and music to follow.
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The YWCA Wheeling is on a Mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
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YWCA is a blessing to many women near and far. I personally needed help after being in a violent relationship. The staff were so compassionate and helpful, which helped me heal and get back on my feet. The YWCA is and always will be a temple of healing for women in Wheeling.
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