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Duluth’s African-American community celebrates Juneteenth Saturday


The annual celebration of Juneteenth will take place in Central Hillside Park from noon to 6 p.m. Hosted by the Duluth branch of the NAACP, the event draws a few hundred people throughout the day, organizers said.

It’s the centerpiece to what is a big week for residents of the Twin Ports to celebrate African-American heritage and history.

“It’s one of our greater opportunities as a city to shine a light on community — not just the community of people of color but our community as a whole,” said Carl Crawford, the city’s human rights officer.

In addition to Duluth’s Juneteenth celebration, there will be events surrounding the city’s Day of Remembrance, which on Friday observes the anniversary of the 1920 lynchings of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie. (see breakout)

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