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Unity March for Injustice, Juneteenth festival planned for Saturday

Blackshear Heights Family will host the Unity March for Injustice, followed by the Juneteenth festival Saturday.
Credit: Blackshear Heights Family

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The community is invited to participate in the Unity March for Injustice being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and West 8th Street. 

A festival in honor of Juneteenth will be held following the march at Martin Luther King Park.

Lucretia Williams, a spokesperson for the Blackshear Heights Family, said attendees are asked to begin lining up at 9:15 a.m. Williams said the walk will last approximately 20-30 minutes and will end at Martin Luther King Park on West 23rd Street.

Attendees can bring pull wagons for children, ride bikes and are encouraged to bring water. Vehicles will not be allowed in the march.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, sanitation stations will be available, attendees are encouraged to wear masks and gloves, as well as social distancing throughout the march.

Williams said she hopes the outcome of the march is for justice and education. She also said it is up to people to educate their communities on unity within the Black community.

The festival will be an all-day event, is open to the public and includes games such as seven-on-seven football conducted by university players. Free food will also be available.

For more information, contact Williams at lw25645@gmail.com or visit the Blackshear Heights Family Facebook page.