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JUNETEENTH DAY ISSUE

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Annie Weatherby-Flowers

and Madison’s 32nd Juneteenth Celebration

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Reflections/Jonathan Gramling

Jonathan Gramling

Juneteenth Reflections

To be honest, I don’t think I had really heard of Juneteenth Day until Mona Adams Winston and Annie Weatherby-Flowers established Madison’s celebration back in 1989. The first time that I met Annie and Mona was when I was farmed out by the Madison Urban League to help make sense of the books of the Madison Inner-City Council on Substance Abuse — everything ended up being cool — and the Juneteenth celebration was using MICCSA as its fiscal agent. Well since they were legally a part of MICCSA, I had to review their finances as well and I remember Annie and Mona looking at me with a little suspicion. I didn’t blame them. And yet the three of us founded Kujichagulia-MCSD about 17 years later to independently sponsor the Juneteenth celebration and I was its treasurer. I guess they liked what they saw after all. --READ MORE