Juneteenth marches, rallies, vigils planned across Maine

Events are planned across Maine to mark Juneteenth, the day when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free 155 years ago. From marches to rallies, the events come as support grows for the racial justice movement. The largest event is a planned rally outside Portland City Hall, followed by a march to Deering Oaks Park. That event is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.A silent vigil is being held in Rockland and another vigil is being held in Topsham.The State Theatre is hosting a Juneteenth concert that will be livestreamed on Facebook at 8 p.m.The prerecorded concert will showcase the talent of local black musicians and raise money for organizations that empower Portland’s black community.A Juneteenth celebration will be held at Congress Square Park in Portland from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature a performance and interactive poetry, along with fashion and textiles being displayed at the park.Tap here for more information on events across the state.The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Events are planned across Maine to mark Juneteenth, the day when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free 155 years ago.

From marches to rallies, the events come as support grows for the racial justice movement.

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The largest event is a planned rally outside Portland City Hall, followed by a march to Deering Oaks Park. That event is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

A silent vigil is being held in Rockland and another vigil is being held in Topsham.

The State Theatre is hosting a Juneteenth concert that will be livestreamed on Facebook at 8 p.m.

The prerecorded concert will showcase the talent of local black musicians and raise money for organizations that empower Portland’s black community.

A Juneteenth celebration will be held at Congress Square Park in Portland from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature a performance and interactive poetry, along with fashion and textiles being displayed at the park.

Tap here for more information on events across the state.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.