Black Awareness Association holds Juneteenth community event
The Rev. Michael Bunton, pastor for Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Anchorage, speaks during Black Awareness Association, Juneau’s, virtual Juneteenth community event. (Screenshot)

The Rev. Michael Bunton, pastor for Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Anchorage, speaks during Black Awareness Association, Juneau’s, virtual Juneteenth community event. (Screenshot)

It was an atypically somber Juneteenth event.

Black Awareness Association, Juneau, held a virtual event Friday on the 155th anniversary of the day Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger announced in Galveston, Texas, that all slaves in the state were free. June 19 has long been a celebration of the end of slavery…

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