Savory aromas and billowing smoke came from the barbecue grill that provided free food to attendees of the Juneteenth Celebration at Douglass Park on Saturday. Music boomed from speakers, children giggled and played, and people of all ages tried to find relief from the heat as they came together to celebrate the nation’s oldest commemoration of the end of slavery.
Juneteenth looks back, celebrates heritage
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