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Greenville to Celebrate Juneteenth

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GREENVILLE, Miss.–Juneteenth isn’t recognized as a state holiday in Mississippi, though Washington County Sen. Derek Simmons tried to get that legislation passed during this year’s l;egislative session.
But, it is a federal holiday and in Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons, says the city will recognize the holiday with a flag-raising ceremony the morning of Wednesday, June 19.
“All are encouraged to join as we, together as one, lift conditions of all people during this celebrated day, long observed by the Black community, as a day for everyone to celebrate the strength, power, and resilience it took to overcome slavery,” said Simmons.
“This is our collective opportunity to recommit to the strength, spirit, and love that has defined the Black community throughout generations”
Simmons also said Greenville will have a week-long series of Juneteenth events