Juneteenth ‘Reparations March’ Will Return To Newark: 2024 Events

NEWARK, NJ — An annual “Juneteenth March and Rally for Reparations” will return to Newark for 2024.

The People’s Organization for Progress (POP) and the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ) will cohost this year’s event on Saturday, June 22. It will begin at noon at the Lincoln Memorial, 12 Springfield Avenue. Masks and social distancing protocols are being encouraged, organizers said.

According to a news release from the POP:

“The annual march began several years ago to amplify the push for a NJ Reparations Bill, a law that would establish a commission to study how reparations should be developed based on New Jersey’s history with the slave trade and post-slavery institutional racism. New Jersey was the last northern state to abolish slavery. New Jersey gave birth to racial profiling. New Jersey’s public schools are the fifth-most segregated in the country.”

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