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Butler commemorates Juneteenth

Co-founder of the group Poets Against Racism & Hate USA, Patricia Thrushart, speaks at the “Uniting in Poetry & Song: A Juneteenth Celebration,” at the Butler YWCA on Wednesday evening, June 19. Holly Mead/Special to the Eagle

“Uniting in Poetry & Song: A Juneteenth Celebration,” held Wednesday at the Butler YWCA featured food, fellowship and music.

The event is intended to bring people from local religious and other community organizations together to learn about and celebrate Juneteenth, a national holiday. Throughout the evening, the event will include a potluck dinner, poetry readings and group singing.

Juneteenth is a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War.

Barbara Rumore reads one of her published poems to the people gathered for the “Uniting in Poetry & Song: A Juneteenth Celebration” at the YWCA. She is a member of the group Poets Against Racism and Hate. Holly Mead/Special to the Eagle
Around 24 people came together at the YWCA Butler to learn about and celebrate the national holiday Juneteenth during a potluck dinner, poetry reading and group singing event. Holly Mead/Special to the Eagle
The YWCA in Butler hosted “Uniting in Poetry & Song: A Juneteenth Celebration” on Wednesday. It included a pot luck dinner. Holly Mead/Special to the Eagle

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