Cassopolis hosts Juneteenth celebration

CASSOPOLIS — Family, friends and community members gathered together in Clisbee Park Friday evening to celebrate Juneteenth. June 19 recognizes the day that Union Army General Gordon Granger announced federal orders in Galveston, Texas, proclaiming that all slaves in Texas were free. In wake of the George Floyd murder, and the protests that have followed for nearly a month, many states have moved to make it an official holiday. Michigan is not one of those states. (Leader photos/SCOTT NOVAK)

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