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Arielle Johnson, recent YSHS graduate and organizer with the youth-led group YS Speaking Up for Justice, read a portion of Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb,” the poem recited by the author at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Johnson spoke in front of the World House Choir, which performed a number of pieces throughout the event. (Photo by Reilly Dixon)

Juneteenth in Yellow Springs

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On Saturday, June 19, nearly 100 villagers gathered in the John Bryan Center gymnasium in celebration of Juneteenth, a now-federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

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