The city of Jackson plans to celebrate Juneteenth with a fireworks show.
The city council agreed at its April 27 meeting to pay Pyro Shows, which is located in LaFollette, Tennessee, $12,500 for a fireworks display on June 19. The show will take place next to the Jackson Convention Complex on Pascagoula Street.
Juneteenth, which is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day and Emancipation Day, officially marked the end of slavery in the United States and commemorated African American freedom.
Pyro Shows will provide the city with proof of general liability insurance and automobile liability of $5 million, covering its activities and services in connection with the show.