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The Juneteenth Celebration at the Jepson Center began with the Savannah father-son duo of Abu Majied and Yusuf Major playing drums for the libation ceremony on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

The Juneteenth Celebration at the Jepson Center began with the Savannah father-son duo of Abu Majied and Yusuf Major playing drums for the libation ceremony on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

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Yusuf Major of Savannah plays the drums the libation ceremony to start the Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at the Jepson Center.

Yusuf Major of Savannah plays the drums the libation ceremony to start the Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at the Jepson Center.

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Abu Majied of Savannah plays the drums during the libation ceremony to start the Juneteenth Celebration at the Jepson Center on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

Abu Majied of Savannah plays the drums during the libation ceremony to start the Juneteenth Celebration at the Jepson Center on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

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Vaughnette Goode-Walker performs to begin the Juneteenth Celebration of freedom and African American culture at the Jepson Center on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

Vaughnette Goode-Walker performs to begin the Juneteenth Celebration of freedom and African American culture at the Jepson Center on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

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Vaughnette Goode-Walker performs during the Juneteenth Celebration at the Jepson Center on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

Vaughnette Goode-Walker performs during the Juneteenth Celebration at the Jepson Center on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

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To celebrate Juneteenth, the Jepson Center offered free admission to local residents so they could enjoy a day of activities and performances to celebrate African American culture.

To celebrate Juneteenth, the Jepson Center offered free admission to local residents so they could enjoy a day of activities and performances to celebrate African American culture.

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For the libation ceremony, Dr. Jamal Touré of Savannah performed as the African spirit to begin the Juneteenth Celebration at the Jepson Center on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

For the libation ceremony, Dr. Jamal Touré of Savannah performed as the African spirit to begin the Juneteenth Celebration at the Jepson Center on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

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For the libation ceremony, Dr. Jamal Touré of Savannah performed as the African spirit and poured out water in memory of ancestors at the Jepson Center on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

For the libation ceremony, Dr. Jamal Touré of Savannah performed as the African spirit and poured out water in memory of ancestors at the Jepson Center on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

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Inside the Jepson Center, there were arts and crafts activities for the children at the Juneteenth Celebration.

Inside the Jepson Center, there were arts and crafts activities for the children at the Juneteenth Celebration.

Casey Jones For The Savannah Morning News

Inside the Jepson Center, there were arts and crafts activities for the children at the Juneteenth Celebration.

Inside the Jepson Center, there were arts and crafts activities for the children at the Juneteenth Celebration.

Casey Jones For The Savannah Morning News

Vaughnette Goode-Walker gave a presentation on the history of Juneteenth in Savannah at the Jepson Center on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

Vaughnette Goode-Walker gave a presentation on the history of Juneteenth in Savannah at the Jepson Center on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

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The Juneteenth Celebration at the Jepson Center also included a performance by Atlanta visual and spoken word artist Ren Dillard who co-founded Savannah's Spitfire poetry group.

The Juneteenth Celebration at the Jepson Center also included a performance by Atlanta visual and spoken word artist Ren Dillard who co-founded Savannah’s Spitfire poetry group.

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Doll Fiber Sculpturist Theresa Martin Of Savannah R Talks With Shoppers During The Juneteenth Celebration At The Jepson Center On Saturday June 15 2024.

Doll Fiber Sculpturist Theresa Martin Of Savannah R Talks With Shoppers During The Juneteenth Celebration At The Jepson Center On Saturday June 15 2024.

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