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A Chicago Juneteenth weekend festival kicked off at Columbus Park with a youth focus coupled with a sense of history

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Gladys Simpson, founder of the Academy of Scholastic Achievement, a West Side charter school that is also one of the event’s community partners, said Juneteenth gives everyone, especially the young, the opportunity to come together and acknowledge a shared history.

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