Juneteenth celebration set for Saturday

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico This year’s Juneteenth celebration won’t actually happen on June 19th in Clovis. But it’ll be close enough for organizers. In the early morning hours of June 20 — this Saturday — the cooking pits will be fired up as ribs, hot links, chicken, hamburgers, brisket and more make their […]

Juneteenth celebration success despite heat

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers With temperatures in the upper 90s, many area neighborhood children were keeping cool at the swimming pool at Potter’s Park as part of the festivities for the Juneteenth Extravaganza in Clovis on Saturday. Juneteenth, normally celebrated on June 19 and known as the day slaves were set free in America, […]

Honoring past, moving on to future

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers For more than 10 years, Clovis has been celebrating Juneteenth, an event that began in Texas to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of slavery in America. Juneteenth celebrates African-American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement, according to Candice Tyler, an event coordinator for Clovis’ Juneteenth celebration. “It’s important […]