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Potsdam activist honored
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 5:36 pm

SUNY Potsdam Professor John Youngblood, a speaker at Potsdam’s first ever Juneteenth celebration in Ives Park Saturday, June 20, presents Jennifer Baxtron with the Juneteenth Community Activist Award. Baxtron, a Potsdam resident, helped organize the local Black Lives Matter rallies and Juneteenth event. The Juneteenth celebration included a picnic with prayers, speeches and music were in remembrance of the end of slavery in the country, when slaves in Texas found out they were free on June 19, 1865. Photo courtesy of Jacob McNamara.