Andre Hicks raps about mass incarceration Friday in Kennedy Park during the Lewiston Juneteenth celebration. The holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Hicks raps about how incarcerated people are in shackles and still enslaved. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Melissa Hue, Lewiston’s director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, urges attendees at Friday’s Juneteenth celebration to vote. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Portland Poet Laureate Maya Williams recites her poetry Friday in Kennedy Park during the Lewiston’s Juneteeth celebration. The event was organized by Maine Inside Out to commemorate the new national holiday. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal



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