“As a kid, state Sen. James Coleman associated Juneteenth with the food and festivity: turkey legs, candy and grabbing a new shirt from one of the many vendors who lined the street in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood.
“It was like our Fourth of July,” Coleman said.
As he grew up, and especially as he entered public office, however, the Denver Democrat became familiar with both the history of Juneteenth and the duty of continuing to advocate for all types of freedom within the Black community.”
read the entire article
Wilson, Sara. Colorado News Online 17 June 2022.