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‘We have to change the way that we do things’’

    ‘We have to change the way that we do things’’

Last Saturday, the annual Juneteenth Festival took a new twist.

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Luncheon features community leaders

    Luncheon features community leaders

Two outstanding community leaders were honored for their contributions to the city of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County last Thursday during the Juneteenth Luncheon held at the Old Salem Visitor Center.

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Juneteenth Luncheon set for June 16

    Juneteenth Luncheon set for June 16

The St. Philips Heritage Center at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in partnership with Winston-Salem State University will host a luncheon on Thursday, June 16, in celebration of Juneteenth, the country’s longest-running observance of the abolition of slavery.

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Juneteenth festival-goers mark black freedom amid mourning for slain church members

    Juneteenth festival-goers mark black freedom amid mourning for slain church members

In photo above: Fifth Street was lined with vendors for Juneteenth in Winston-Salem on Saturday, June 20. (Photo by Todd Luck) Even in the face of national tragedy, Juneteenth was celebrated

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Juneteenth celebrations center on history and culture

    Juneteenth celebrations center on history and culture

In photo above: The crowd at the St. Philips Heritage Center at Old Salem Museums & Gardens on Thursday, June

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Juneteenth Luncheon explores what freedom means

    Juneteenth Luncheon explores what freedom means

The Juneteenth Luncheon commemorated the 150th anniversary of emancipation from slavery with accounts from those who experienced it, read by

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Juneteenth luncheon marks 150th anniversary celebration

    Juneteenth luncheon marks 150th anniversary celebration

In photo above: Joycelyn V. Johnnson (Submitted photo) Special to The Chronicle The St. Philips Heritage Center at Old Salem

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Sunshine, Music and Freedom

    Sunshine, Music and Freedom

Locals mark Juneteenth (pictured above:  Residents enjoy Saturday’s Juneteenth street festival.) The city’s annual Juneteenth festival celebrated a landmark anniversary

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Editorial: Origins of Freedom

    Editorial: Origins of Freedom

Independence and Freedom. What’s the difference? Simple – because you are independent, are you free? Are you free to command your

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An Ode to Freedom

    An Ode to Freedom

The struggles and triumphs of African-Americans, past and present, were celebrated Saturday at the annual Triad Juneteenth Africana Festival at

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