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      Appleton celebrates African American history

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      APPLETON - An important day in African American history was celebrated in Appleton on Sunday.

      Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

      A small exhibit showcasing the history of African-Americans in the Fox Cities was on display.

      Those with the festival say it's a long running tradition.

      "The first Juneteenth occurred in Galveston Texas in 1865, now its celebrated throughout the United States," said co-organizer Sabrina Robins.

      The exhibit will become part of a traveling display at churches and libraries across the state for the next two years.