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Celebrating Juneteenth in New Paltz

July 2022Sharon Roth Pastor Limina Grace opened the celebration of Juneteenth at the New Paltz Rural Cemetery on June 19, 2022.  She dressed in white, which is often done at these celebrations remembering June 19, 1865, the day 250,000 enslaved in Texas celebrated their freedom by buying new clothing. Kate Hymes-Flanagan read the names of …

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