Tamika Chenier is the director of the festival and played a role in creating this year's theme, #TogetherWeCan.
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Chenier chatted with ABC7 News anchor Jobina Fortson about the significance of Juneteenth in 2021. The holiday has dramatically grown in popularity over the last year. President Joe Biden signed a bill on Thursday to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.
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"It's a little bitter sweet right," Chenier said. "But, it's just so exciting. I had a dear friend who used to run the festival, her name was Rachel Townsend and she passed away in 2018 and that's when I took this festival on, so I think of her. I think of the moments we spoke on the phone and this day, this dream, that really came true."
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According to Chenier, Saturday's festivities will include history lessons on Juneteenth, honoring ancestors and a good time. The event will be located in and around the Fillmore Heritage Center from 12p.m. to 5p.m.
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