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Picture This: Juneteenth Jubilee at Nay Aug Park

Scranton Community Comes Together for Black Lives Matter Celebration

The Black Scranton Project held a Juneteenth Jubilee in Nay Aug Park on Friday. The event coincided with their one-year anniversary as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Juneteenth is a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Its history dates back to June 19, 1865, when the news of emancipation finally reached Galveston, Texas. Today, it is celebrated throughout the country.

The event in Scranton honored freedom and perseverance with music, dancing and family activities. It also served as a call to action for the Black Lives Matter movement and a way to raise awareness about racial injustice.

A similar event was also held in Public Square in Wilkes-Barre.

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