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Celebrating Juneteenth in Glendale

Photo by Zane Hill / Glendale News-Press
Melvin Boyce II leads a group through a series of wellness exercises at Verdugo Park last Saturday, when Black in Glendale hosted its Juneteenth celebration. Families gathered at the park from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. to enjoy an afternoon cookout and hear from a variety of speakers observing the meaning of the holiday, which commemorates the day when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free. Attendees also donated nonperishable foods that went to the Glendale YWCA’s food pantry.

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