Red, black and green now flies in front of City Hall – News


Camden, NJ—“Red, black and green, do you know what the colors mean …,” sang H.B. Wilson fourth-grader Saleema Sabree in front of Camden City Hall Monday afternoon.

Saleema was performing a spoken word poem about the Pan-African flag which, just minutes later, was flying in front of City Hall.

The City of Camden, along with its African American Commision, held an African American Flag Raising Ceremony for the first time on Monday June 11, just a week before Juneteenth, the June 19 holiday that celebrates the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves across the Confederate South.

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“For Juneteenth, it has a special historical space in our city,” said Ronsha Dickerson, the emcee of the ceremony. “To see it up today, it brings tears to our eyes.”

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