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Portland embraces the holiday of Juneteenth – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-06-19 18:57:56 –

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) — On June 1st, many celebrations and events were held in the Portland region as a state and national holiday.

Albina Vision Trust held an online teach-in to educate about holidays. But they also used it as an opportunity to focus on the city’s urban planning.

Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Mayor Jo Anne Hardesti, and writer / activist Stephen Green talked about how community changes can take time, but it’s time to start those changes. It was.

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PDX Jazz also held its annual June 16th celebration. This was a virtual event for the second year in a row. It didn’t stop music and festivals.

Speakers like Senator Lou Frederick urged not only to remember what Juneteenth was, but also to remember how to use it to improve the situation in the future.

Frederick said Juneteenth could be used to promote “total economic security.”

Along with music, there was art depicting the battle for African-American culture and equal rights.

Juneteenth is the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was founded in 1983. The inauguration, one of the federal holidays, takes place every four years.

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, two months after the Confederate surrender, that Union soldiers brought freedom news to enslaved blacks in Galveston, Texas. I will.

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