America marks Juneteenth as protests bring new attention

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Juneteenth is being celebrated with renewed vigor and the protests against police brutality and a national reassessment of systemic racism in many cities marches and rallies are being held before the traditional cookouts and picnics in the park in New York Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams addressed the crowd at the Juneteenth freedom day rally it must come to a realization in this country in Atlanta crowds gathered in centennial park to listen to music before marched to the Georgia state capitol in Galveston Texas the Reverend Stephen Duncan re enacting the role of union general Gordon Granger read the general order that was delivered on June nineteenth eighteen sixty five more than two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation all slaves are free I'm Jennifer king

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