CJM Remembrance, Juneteenth events coming up this week

This week, the Twin Ports will remember a couple momentous occasions in Black and United States history.

There are two opportunities for Duluthians to remember Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie: A graveside memorial service and a program at the permanent memorial. The three were lynched on June 15, 1920.

  • Graveside service: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 at the Park Hill Cemetery
    • It will feature speakers, spoken word, and music
  • Memorial program: 12 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial
    • It will feature speakers, spoken word, and music.

The Duluth NAACP is also planning a Juneteenth celebration for this Sunday, June 18.

Duluth NAACP

“Over $1,500 worth of free giveaways, and we’re celebrating Father’s Day as well, acknowledging that day,” NAACP President Classie Dudley said. “Free DJ, tons and tons of food.”

Juneteenth celebrates the abolition of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865. The NAACP will have free food, activities for kids, entertainment, and more from 12-5 p.m. at the Central Hillside Community Center.