Kansas leaders, community members commemorate Juneteenth at Statehouse

Kansas leaders, community members commemorate Juneteenth at Statehouse
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Kansas leaders and community members came together to commemorate Juneteenth at the Kansas Statehouse.

Juneteenth: A virtuous education for all people comes after a proclamation ceremony on Monday, June 17, with a community-oriented speaking session.

Guest speaker and Atchison Mayor Larochelle Young says the day’s core principles of freedom are vital to the history of the U.S. and Kansas in particular.

”Whether we are talking about events leading up to the Civil War, Reconstruction, whether we are talking about the pivotal Supreme Court case Brown v. Board, these are freedom principles,” said Young. “It is important for everyone to know those principles, and I’m just happy to be a part of that.”

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