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Juneteenth Commemoration Held in Scranton

Sisters Margaret Gannon and Donna Korba along with Pat Sheehan and Alejandra Marroquin joined hundreds of others at Nay Aug Park in recognition of Juneteenth, short for June 19th, which commemorates the day when the last black slaves were set free in Texas in 1865. This was two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The event hosted by the Black Scranton Project emphasized not only the timeless themes of freedom and perseverance, but also the current injustice, racism, and inequality experienced by minority populations in the U.S. and across the world.

L-R: Sister Margaret Gannon, Pat Sheehan, Sister Donna Korba