Juneteenth Rally held at Center City Hall on Saturday June 20
Juneteenth Rally organizers
Jeremy Small (left)
Alex Cloudy (right).
Center resident Jeremy Small was one of the many local residents who organized the recent Juneteenth celebration at Portacool Park this previous Saturday, June 20.
Juneteenth – celebrated on or around June 19, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.
In support of the Black Lives Matter movement and Juneteenth, Small and others organized a peaceful protest in front of Center City Hall, which later was moved to Portacool Park for food and music.
“We started at 12 in front of city hall,” said Small. “We had our peaceful protest - then we just moved it back here” to the park.
The rally was more like your friendly neighborhood cookout; the peaceful protestors and other local residents gathered for some fresh cooked food and a social Saturday at Portacool Park.
“We’re cooking food, we’ve got chips and drinks - music - a couple basketball games going. We’re just out here enjoying each other,” said Small.
From 12 to 4 p.m., the protestors and members of the community enjoyed their Saturday honoring the BLM Movement and Juneteenth together.
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