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The CSRN Juneteenth Celebration

The Community Solidarity Response Network celebrated Juneteenth on Friday, June 19 by organizing a march from Swayne Field to the Frederick Douglass Community Association Ė a 1.1 mile trek that was not only a celebration of the event in 1865 when Union soldiers in Texas informed the enslaved that were free, but also an acknowledgement of the painful events of recent weeks.

"Itís all about love today," said the event master of ceremonies, Washington Muhammad, as he and the other CSRN speakers, Ruth Leonard and Julian Mack, recognized the efforts of the current Black Lives Matter moment, but focused on Juneteenth and its significance.

"Itís a day of celebration for the Black community," said Leonard. "Texas finally got the word, a year and a half after the Emancipation Proclamation was written, that slavery was over."

The Juneteenth march was a collaboration between CSRN and 3 Heart Learning Institute and Child Care. Alexicia Sims, co-owner of 3 Heart, also addressed the marchers about the need to instill in youth the right way to be heard while being respectful and peaceful.







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Revised: 06/26/20 01:05:09 -0400.

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