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Food, festivities mark Juneteenth commemoration

 

June 16, 2019

Kevin Wilson

Charlotte Shaw of First Church of God in Christ performs "The Black Prayer" during Juneteenth festivities Saturday at Potter Park.

CLOVIS - On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which stated "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states, "are, and henceforward shall be free."

However - and as Juneteenth speaker Veda...



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