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Juneteenth Celebrates End of Slavery

newportthisweek.com
 2021-06-10

Cover picture for the articleEvery June 19, for the last 150 years, communities across the country have celebrated the end of slavery on the day known as Juneteenth. Sankofa Community Connection, whose mission is to increase pride within the African-American Community of Newport County, led the way last year in having Juneteenth proclaimed a holiday by then-Mayor Jamie Bova.

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