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A Juneteenth celebration on the James

Posted on AllSides June 16th, 2024
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The date of emancipation celebrations is not uniform for African Americans. But Jason Williams and Chenise Ware of Ruther Glen were in no mood to quibble the point at Saturday’s celebration of Juneteenth in Richmond. Throngs of folks no doubt were timing their arrival for later in the evening, when headlining hip-hop artist Talib Kweli would take the stage, followed by fireworks. But Williams said Juneteenth — which became a federal holiday in 2021 — looms as especially important “in the wake of the woke era ... so people don’t...

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