LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- An annual festival commemorating the abolition of slavery is set for this Saturday in Lawton.
The 2017 Juneteenth celebration will kick off at 3:00 p.m. with a musical in the Frederick Douglass Professional Development Center. At 5:00 p.m., it will move to Douglass Park. There will be food, music, pony rides, and fun for the entire family.
Organizers say the event is a way to celebrate African-American history while teaching younger generations that freedom came with a price.