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<p>State Representative Byron Rushing captivated the crowd in a commemorative address about the significance of Juneteenth during the first Juneteenth Takeover at the Museum of Fine Arts on June 19.</p>

State Representative Byron Rushing captivated the crowd in a commemorative address about the significance of Juneteenth during the first Juneteenth Takeover at the Museum of Fine Arts on June 19.

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Diverse crowd attends Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts celebration of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. As a result, some observers say, every year on June 19 calls for reflection, reverence and rejoicing for many, especially in the African American community.