5.) Juneteenth Oberlin – June 10, 2017

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AUTHOR’S NOTE: To read about the history of Juneteenth, please check out my post at the Columbus event HERE.

To read my previous visit to Oberlin’s Juneteenth, you can go HERE.

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I returned to Oberlin’s Tappan Square, where booths were set up…

…to commemorate this year’s Juneteenth.

Gospel music filled the park…

…as visitors talked with booths representing the local N.A.A.C.P

…the American Legion…

…and various other local organizations that reached out and helped the community (Ambassador Bros. of Lorain County/Boys and Girls Club).

Local was key at this Oberlin celebration…

…as other booths discussed politics (NOW/League of Women Voters)…

…shared Oberlin history (Oberlin Heritage Center)…

…helped residents conserve energy…

…or invited others to their place of prayer (House of Praise).

The vendors were local as well, offering clothing, jewelry…

…lotions and soaps.

And as children played at one of the activity tables…

…got their faces painted…

…or filled out raffle tickets…

…for one of several bikes…

…various food vendors offered BBQ ribs…

…fries…

…assorted snacks…

…and even some bubble tea.

 

 

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