Building African American Minds, otherwise known as BAAM, decided to take a new approach with their annual recognition of Juneteeth this year.
Under the direction of two of BAAM’s younger leaders, the organization hosted a march through downtown Easton to bring attention to the importance of this national day of celebration with the formal ending of slavery in the United States. But it was also staged to be a call to action to end systemic racism, acknowledge that Black Lives Matter and demand the removal of the Talbot Boys, the Confederate statue on the Talbot County Courthouse green.
The Spy was there on Friday afternoon as more than three hundred citizens started to gather in front of the BAAM campus on Jowite Street to begin the march.
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