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Annual Ceremony Honors First Stakeholders, Celebrants Of Juneteenth

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For the last decade and a half an important part of Juneteenth activities in Lexington involves a ceremony at African Cemetery #2 on East Seventh Street, which contains the graves of more than a hundred military veterans; some of them are former slaves who served in the U.S. Colored Troops of the American Civil War. WUKY's Alan Lytle recently spoke with board member and noted Lexington historian Yvonne Giles for a preview of this year’s Juneteenth Jubilee.


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