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JUNETEENTH CELEBRATED WITH FLAG RAISING AT LYNN CITY HALL

JUNETEENTH FLAG RAISING

The Juneteenth flag is raised above City Hall by members of the Lynn English JROTC in celebration of Juneteenth, the oldest known freedom celebration that commemorates the emancipation of Black Americans in Galveston, Texas.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

JUNETEENTH FLAG RAISING

Those gathered to celebrate the Juneteenth Holiday applaud as the Rev. Andre Bennett speaks at the Juneteenth Flag Raising held at Lynn City Hall.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

JUNETEENTH FLAG RAISING

Nicole Mcclain, the president of North Shore Juneteenth Association, speaks about the history of the celebration of the Juneteenth Holiday before the flag raising at Lynn City Hall.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

JUNETEENTH FLAG RAISING

The Rev. Andre Bennett of Zion Baptist Church calls for full and total freedom for Black people at the celebration of the Juneteenth Holiday at Lynn City Hall. Bennett urged those gathered to remember the purpose of Juneteenth, saying "Let us remember what this celebration is all about and what we're fighting for and let us bear in mind that we are nowhere near the freedom that we so yearn for."

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

JUNETEENTH FLAG RAISING

Jayden Cuevas, 9, right, holds a sign for the Juneteenth Flag Raising with teachers from Fallon Elementary School at Lynn City Hall.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

JUNETEENTH FLAG RAISING

Those gathered to celebrate the Juneteenth Holiday applaud as the Rev. Andre Bennett speaks at the Juneteenth Flag Raising held at Lynn City Hall.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

JUNETEENTH FLAG RAISING

Eva Davenport points to the Juneteenth flag as it is raised at Lynn City Hall while singing the Black National Anthem to the crowd.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

JUNETEENTH FLAG RAISING

Lynn English JROTC Cadet Capt. Alicia Ramirez holds the folded Juneteenth Flag, which was raised at Lynn City Hall.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

JUNETEENTH FLAG RAISING

The Juneteenth flag is raised above City Hall by members of Lynn English JROTC in celebration of Juneteenth, the oldest-known freedom celebration, which commemorates the emancipation of Black Americans in Galveston, Texas.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

JUNETEENTH FLAG RAISING

From left, members of North Shore Juneteenth Association Erica Seals and Nicole Mcclain stand with Lynn English JROTC members, Cadet Staff Sgt. Emely Robles, Cadet Capt. Alicia Ramirez, and Cadet Staff Sgt. Diana Cuevas, at the Juneteenth Flag Raising celebration held at Lynn City Hall.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

JUNETEENTH FLAG RAISING

Those gathered to celebrate the holiday applaud as the Rev. Andre Bennett speaks at the Juneteenth Flag Raising held at Lynn City Hall.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

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