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Juneteenth celebrated in Gallup

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The words “Disarm Racism” will grace Coal Avenue between June 19 and the end of the first week of July.

The mural designed by Navajo painter Jerry Brown is being completed overnight June 19 with a team of painters, as part of a celebration of Juneteenth, the oldest national commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U. S.

The mural translates the message into several languages.

The street mural and a “Bring Your Own Chalk” event are temporary art installations.