Cover photo by Zach Adams, 1221 Photography
As Juneteenth becomes more widely recognized beyond the Black community, there are an increasing number of activities and events happening in Springfield. For the first time, we've put together a guide to Juneteenth, and explained some of the history and culture behind the holiday, so all may join in the celebration of emancipation. We invited a number of writers and photographers of color to contribute to this special issue, and we hope you enjoy their perspectives. –Michelle Ownbey, Illinois Times publisher
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