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By adamg - 6/19/20 - 8:51 pm

A small group of Trump supporters protested at an event to commemorate the end of slavery today at Town Field Park in Fields Corner. They were drowned out and the Juneteenth speakers continued their speeches. One of the Trumpies was escorted away by police. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/20 - 9:31 am

The city has a calendar of Juneteenth events in Boston today.

Hyde Park Stands Against Racism, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. outside the Community Center/Municipal Building, Logan Square.

Irish Community Conversation on Black Lives Matter, noon. E-mail [email protected] before the event for the Zoom login info.

By adamg - 6/18/11 - 7:31 pm

Mike Ball reports.

By adamg - 6/21/06 - 11:14 pm

J.L. Bell argues that commemorating a declaration ending slavery in Galveston, Texas would detract from Massachusetts' own history with ending slavery, which began with a 1783 court case.

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By adamg - 6/19/06 - 1:21 pm

Great White Snark explains why we should.

Derek Lumpkins attends, photographs a Juneteenth commemoration in Roxbury.

Chris Cagle considers the case against making it an official holiday.

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