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PHOTOS: Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom at Durand-Hedden in Maplewood

Juneteenth — a holiday marking the end of slavery in the United States — was celebrated on June 9 at the Durand-Hedden House in Maplewood, in collaboration with the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race.

The event included reenactors from the Civil War 6th Regiment Colored Troops, African Drummers and Dancers, the Columbia High School Special Dance Company, a demonstration by Nubian Quilters, storytellers, and many activities for adults and children, including face-painting, read-alouds, and making paper quilt squares. The winners of the student essay contest read their essays.

Photos by Joy Yagid:

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