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Juneteenth activities planned

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On Saturday, June 15, the Juneteenth in the Pass committee will host a day-long event in observance of Juneteenth.

The Emancipation Proclamation ended slavery in the Confederacy, but it wasn’t applied nationally until two years later, on June 19, 1865. Today, the holiday is the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States.

The day will begin with the “If Not You, Then Who” Brunch at 10 a.m. at the J. W. Randolph Center.  The brunch, with Sonya Williams-Barnes as keynote speaker, will honor six community activists who serve in a voluntary capacity and work to achieve the common goal of unity and love for all.  Guest vocalist will be Jamion Burney. Tickets for the brunch are $35 per person. 

A free community Juneteenth celebration will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. at War Memorial Park, located at 101 Fleitas.

The J. W. Randolph Center is located at 315 Clark Avenue in Pass Christian. For more information, call Kimberly at 228-313-8033.