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Black history is being celebrated in Brockton on Friday.
A multi-generational ceremony commemorating Juneteenth is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday outside of City Hall, including speeches, poems, music and readings of the Emancipation Proclamation, according to the event’s organizer.
“For the African American community, it’s our Independence Day and our Fourth of July, being emancipated from the bonds and shackles of slavery,” said fifth-generation Brockton resident Amy Winston, who’s coordinating the event. “The story needs to be told. With all of the current events and the social climate right now, I thought this would be an important time to acknowledge that day and a good opportunity to teach those who don’t know about it and have an acknowledgement.”
The event in Brockton is open to the public and is going to emphasize the importance of civic engagement and the power of knowledge, Winston said, including voting and participating in the Census.