Juneteenth 2024: A Celebration of Freedom Pictures

We celebrated Juneteenth at Durand-Hedden House for the 5th year with a display about the history of the holiday, a focus on the history of enslaved people in New Jersey, and an art exhibit. On the grounds and gardens, there were historical reenactments, children's activities, and more. Keynote speaker Khalil Gibran Muhmmad gave attendees a valuable historical perspective on Juneteenth, including its importance today as we fight for racial equity in a democracy that continues to privilege white people and reenforce the disadvantages experienced by people of color. Other notable guests at the event were Assemblywoman Garnet Hall (D-28), Maplewood Mayor Nancy Adams and Deputy Mayor Jamaine Cripe, and South Orange trustee Summer Jones. Have a look at the day in pictures taken by photographer Claire Sinclair:








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