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Organizers are planning three days of activities here recognizing June 19 – or Juneteenth – the anniversary of when Texas slaves learned they were finally free.“So to celebrate for the freedom of our people; when they let our people free,” said one organizer Denitrice Jenkins. “This is why we celebrate it on June 19 – when the people found out in the Texas area.”The June 16-18 celebrations include a parade, tributes and spiritual services, activities for the kids, a pageant and talent show, food, and a basketball tournament.Starting at 6 p.m. June 16 at the Forrest Park Pavilion, there will ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

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Lamesa, TX 79331