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Rhythm and Blues Juneteenth

Jon Mays/Daily Planet
Monday June 18, 2001

Ricardo Scales (on piano) plays with James Levi and Carl Lockett at the Juneteenth  

Festival in Berkeley yesterday. The festival, attended by well over a thousand people, is a celebration of African American emancipation. The celebration dates back to June 19, 1865 when Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, declared freedom for all slaves. Music, food, games, arts and crafts were part of this year’s celebration.