The will hold one of its biggest annual celebrations this weekend as it recognizes .
The center will hold a celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the . Activities will include a jumping castle, a visit by the , a flash mob, and a performance.
Juneteenth is "the oldest known African-American celebration" and "commemorates African-American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement," according to the Kente Cultural Center website. The celebration recognizes the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865, with the emancipation of the last slaves in Galveston, Texas.
For more information on the event, contact the center at 860-444-1955.