Juneteenth was a busy day of celebrations! It started with the opportunity to provide encouraging words at the ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH
JUNETEENTH WORSHIP CELEBRATION where we honored the legacy of Ron Simmons, then the All Black Graduation , and it ended with my whole family getting an award from Tommy Meeks at the Juneteenth event at Sinnissippi Park!
Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of slavery in the United States. It commemorates June 19, 1865, when the last enslaved African Americans held in Confederate states were finally freed by the Union army. I was honored to join the community in celebration today.
Image description: Various photos of Rep. West and his family attending and speaking at Juneteenth Celebrations.