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Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom in Southampton

A cool breeze swept across Agawam Park Friday morning, June 19. As a tone of celebration filled the air for the inaugural Juneteenth celebration in Southampton Village, keyboardist Teddie Turpin and singer Tanisha Highsmith worked through the chords for a song from more than a century ago. James Weldon Johnson's "Lift Every Voice and Sing," about staying faithful on a weary course through life, was written in 1900, and the
Sag Harbor protest for George Floyd
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Crowds Pack Sag Harbor in Memory of George Floyd

In what is becoming almost a daily occurrence somewhere throughout the East End, hundreds of people crowded into Sag Harbor Friday afternoon for a protest in memory of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis on May 25. The crowd, which met up in the new John Steinbeck Memorial Park at the foot of the Sag Harbor Bridge, marched down Main Street, stopping in the
Vigil for George Floyd at Greenport's Clinton Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church
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Hundreds Protest Across the North Fork

Hundreds of protesters filled Jean Cochran Park in Peconic on Wednesday afternoon for a rally, followed by a march to Southold Town Police Headquarters, and, just a few hours later, hundreds more packed Third Street in Greenport for a rousing vigil to honor George Floyd and the many other people of color who have been the victims of police brutality. The afternoon protest was organized by Kenny Black, the 27-year-old
Vigil for George Floyd, Riverhead
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Riverhead Stands in Solidarity with George Floyd

Peaceful protests sprung up across Suffolk County over the weekend in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week, which has sparked riots and demonstrations across the country. The police actions leading up to Mr. Floyd's death were captured on video by bystanders as he begged former officer Derek Chauvin for nearly 10 minutes to take his knee off of his neck so he could breathe,