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Lubbock Juneteenth 2020 event draws in art and entertainment

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TERRI HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE CELEBRATED, JUNETEENTH TODAY A HISTORICAL DAY WHEN TEXAS FINALLY RECIEVED THE MESSAGE THAT SLAVERY WAS OVER KLBK'S BRENDA LEPENSKI WENT TO LUBBOCK JUNETEENTH 2020 TODAY

BRENDA HOW WAS IT OUT THERE? BRENDA TERRI, TODAY WAS A LITTLE HOT, BUT CERTAINLY DID NOT STOP PEOPLE FROM CELEBRATING SUCH A HISTORIC DAY OF FREEDOM ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS FOR THE EVENT SAYS TODAY WAS NOT A PROTEST OR A MOVEMENT, BUT AN OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE I was trying to portray someone having too many thoughts in their head and too many feelings in their head 16 YEAR OLD MARCELLA TALKS ABOUT THE ART SHE'S SELLING AT LUBBOCK'S JUNETEENTH EVENT i have never done an art show and i wanted people to see my work AND SHE'S EXCITED TO SHOWCASE HER WORK AT THIS EVENT there's this great expression of black culture and people showing their art and music and good food it's just kind of celebtrating everything you know

PAULINA NOPAL, ANOTHER ARTIST WHOSE ART MADE AN APPEARANCE SAYS TO HER, JUNETEENTH IS NOT ONLY A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOMS BUT AN OPPORTUNITY TO UNITE I wanted to celebrate along with my community i am a person of color and i wanted to help my community here in Lubbock as much as i can SHE HOPES TO SPREAD A MESSAGE THROUGH HER ARTWORK we just wanted to show that everyone is represented no matter despite your gender sexuality race ethnicoity and everyone is just united

WITH HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE SHOWING UP TO THE EVENT ORGANIZER DANIELLE EAST SAYS SHE AND HER TEAM FACED SOME CHALLENGES IN PUTTING IT TOGETHER DANIELLE EAST- ARTIST, COODINATOR AT LUBBOCK JUNETEENTH 2020 I feel like a lot of things were based out of the pandemic like you got a raffle ticket IF YOU WERE WEARING A MASK AND A LOT OF THINGS THAT WENT INTO IT so we needed a bigger space that had bathrooms and easy access to sinks DESPITE THE CHANGES, ATTENDEES SAY THE EVENT WAS WORTH IT TERRODERICK GRAVES- It still got the same lively flavor it's had every juneteenth still the same you nkow im glad that we do this every june regardless of what's gioing on, it still feels good to be out to be live be free and all that's been gonig on BRENDA DANIELLE SAYS FOOD AND OTHER ITEMS WERE GENEROUSLY DONATED BY COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND THAT SHE CAN'T WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR

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