Mark Luckey

Special to The Tribune

From left, John Adams grad Aaliyah Lark and Marian grad Jamyla Lockart received scholarships at Saturday's South Bend Juneteenth celebration.

From left, John Adams grad Aaliyah Lark and Marian grad Jamyla Lockart received scholarships at Saturday’s South Bend Juneteenth celebration.

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Joomin Dobson, middle, and Frank E. Dobson Jr. have a spirited conversation with Reginald. Walker Sr., left, about Black history, at the 2024 Juneteenth celebration at LaSalle Park in South Bend.

Joomin Dobson, middle, and Frank E. Dobson Jr. have a spirited conversation with Reginald. Walker Sr., left, about Black history, at the 2024 Juneteenth celebration at LaSalle Park in South Bend.

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Dancers from Imminence Dance Studio in South Bend perform at Saturday's Juneteenth celebration at LaSalle Park in South Bend.

Dancers from Imminence Dance Studio in South Bend perform at Saturday’s Juneteenth celebration at LaSalle Park in South Bend.

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Dancers from Imminence Dance Studio in South Bend perform at Saturday's Juneteenth celebration at LaSalle Park in South Bend.

Dancers from Imminence Dance Studio in South Bend perform at Saturday’s Juneteenth celebration at LaSalle Park in South Bend.

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Dancers from Imminence Dance Studio in South Bend perform at Saturday's Juneteenth celebration at LaSalle Park in South Bend.

Dancers from Imminence Dance Studio in South Bend perform at Saturday’s Juneteenth celebration at LaSalle Park in South Bend.

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Verge 'Brother Sage' Gillam helps kick off South Bend's Juneteenth celebration Saturday at LaSalle Park.

Verge ‘Brother Sage’ Gillam helps kick off South Bend’s Juneteenth celebration Saturday at LaSalle Park.

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Pam Blair recites a special Juneteenth poem written for South Bend's celebration at LaSalle Park on Saturday.

Pam Blair recites a special Juneteenth poem written for South Bend’s celebration at LaSalle Park on Saturday.

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David Smith sang

David Smith sang “Lift Up Every Voice,” also known as The Black National Anthem, at Saturday’s Juneteenth Celebration at LaSalle Park in South Bend.

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Cynthia Taylor brought an assortment of the coloring books and journals she designed featuring African American children to Saturday's Juneteenth celebration at LaSalle Park in South Bend.

Cynthia Taylor brought an assortment of the coloring books and journals she designed featuring African American children to Saturday’s Juneteenth celebration at LaSalle Park in South Bend.

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Members of The Zone Lights band entertain the crowd at South Bend's Juneteenth celebration with old school jams.

Members of The Zone Lights band entertain the crowd at South Bend’s Juneteenth celebration with old school jams.

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South Bend Common Council members Sharon McBride, middle, and Karen White listen as fellow council member Ophelia Gooden-Rodgers reads a Juneteenth proclamation from the mayor's office Saturday at LaSalle Park in South Bend.

South Bend Common Council members Sharon McBride, middle, and Karen White listen as fellow council member Ophelia Gooden-Rodgers reads a Juneteenth proclamation from the mayor’s office Saturday at LaSalle Park in South Bend.

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Mia Diggins attended the South Bend Juneteenth celebration at LaSalle Park on Saturday, where she displayed her assortment of natural oils for hair and skin.

Mia Diggins attended the South Bend Juneteenth celebration at LaSalle Park on Saturday, where she displayed her assortment of natural oils for hair and skin.

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South Bend Community Schools Superintendant Todd Cummings speaks about the importance of education at Saturday's Juneteenth celebration at LaSalle Park in South Bend.

South Bend Community Schools Superintendant Todd Cummings speaks about the importance of education at Saturday’s Juneteenth celebration at LaSalle Park in South Bend.

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