Juneteenth solidarity walk

 

Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

Despite rainy weather, about 30 people gathered together last Friday evening to march in recognition of Juneteenth which is a holiday that originated in Texas. On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger made the announcement from the city of Galveston that all slaves were free. With recent current events surrounding race relations and police brutality in America, the holiday has received nationwide recognition.

Wrangell's Juneteenth march was organized by Kyle Hovarth, with Alaska Crossings. He and other marchers walked from the Marine Bar to City Dock, some of them carrying signs in support...



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