Wednesday, 19 June 2013 21:00

8th Annual Juneteenth Day

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BREWER - It's a day that commemorates the end of slavery in America. Our Erin Thomas was at the annual Juneteenth Day celebration in Brewer.

James Varner, Executive Director of the Maine Human Rights Coalition, addressed supporters Wednesday.  Telling them about the day slavery ended- June 19th, 1865.

Varner along with other supporters gathered at the Joshua Chamberlain Park in Brewer for the 8th annual Juneteenth Day celebration. 

Where they sang songs, held a special vigil, and honored those who have been supportive in the community.

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