photo of At the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: Jim Stowe, director of the County’s Office of Human Rights; Vernon Ricks; Tina Clarke; Arthur Williams; Councilmember Cherri Branson; Janice Freeman; Anita Powell; and Sherlene Lucas.

Council Celebrates Juneteenth (Photos)

The Montgomery County Council on June 11 joined in the nationwide celebration of Juneteenth—the day in 1865 that Texas declared its slaves as free. That day came two months after the Confederate surrender in the Civil War.

photo of At the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: Jim Stowe, director of the County’s Office of Human Rights; Vernon Ricks; Tina Clarke; Arthur Williams; Councilmember Cherri Branson; Janice Freeman; Anita Powell; and Sherlene Lucas.

At the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: Jim Stowe, director of the County’s Office of Human Rights; Vernon Ricks; Tina Clarke; Arthur Williams; Councilmember Cherri Branson; Janice Freeman; Anita Powell; and Sherlene Lucas.
Photo | Montgomery County

photo of Jim Stowe, director of the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, talks about the significance of Juneteenth celebrations around the nation.

Jim Stowe, director of the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, talks about the significance of Juneteenth celebrations around the nation.
Photo | Montgomery County

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