Local Tuskegee Airmen will be celebrated this weekend in Oberlin.
A memorial “Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen of Oberlin, Ohio,” will be unveiled Saturday as part of “Juneteenth” celebrations.
Nine men, with ties to Oberlin, will receive the long-delayed recognition on a monument in the city.
Juneteenth is one of the oldest known celebrations commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
According to the Juneteenth Oberlin Executive Board, the annual celebration will begin at 9 am in the heart of Oberlin’s downtown at Tappan’s Square.
The festival is beginning earlier this year to accommodate a presentation for the Oberlin Tuskegee Airmen Memorial at Martin Luther King Park.