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Juneteenth Census Parade P HOTO G RA P H Y B Y MADE L INE KR AFT
The community gathered to celebrate Juneteenth, support the Black Lives Matter movement and encourage participation in the 2020 census on Saturday, June 20. Organized by SpiritHouse NC in partnership with the Durham Complete Count Committee, parade participants decorated their cars, played music and shouted words of encouragement during the 6-mile front porch parade through the East Durham, McDougald Terrace and Fayetteville Street neighborhoods. 14
1 Phoebe Gooding with her two sons, Taio Pilapil, 14, and Paz Pilapil, 13. Phoebe owns Hawk’s Nest Healing Gardens and decorated her truck to encourage people to complete the census. 2 Parade participant shouts from a sunroof. 3 Shannon Kelly holds a sign supporting Black Lives Matter and cheers on parade participants from outside the Durham Police Headquarters. 4 Two women cheer and wave to Leslie Moyer as she drives along the Juneteenth parade route. 5 Thrive Durham members in the parade. The children sitting in the back of the truck proudly identified themselves as the “Thrive family.” The nonprofit’s mission is to empower African American youth and their families through educational programming, cultural exposure and community partnerships. 6 Elsa Huerta, Angelica Davila and Roxana Picazo of El Centro Hispano, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the community, building bridges and advocating for equity and inclusion for Hispanics and Latinos in our area.
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