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06/20/16 2:24pm

Juneteenth essay winners

Imagine for a moment that you were an African-American in the 1800s, and after a lifetime of enslavement you learned you had finally been granted freedom.

This reflective exercise was given to the fifth-graders at Pulaski Street School, who were then asked to write first-person narratives detailing how they would feel if they were given that news.

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Robert ‘Bubbie’ Brown will lead a poetry session with a Juneteenth theme at Blue Duck Bakery in Riverhead this Sunday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Robert ‘Bubbie’ Brown will lead a poetry session with a Juneteenth theme at Blue Duck Bakery in Riverhead this Sunday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Poets, storytellers and comedians — lend them your ears.

Folks of all ages who are fans of the spoken word will be welcomed to Blue Duck Bakery & Cafe in downtown Riverhead Sunday to participate in Poetry Street — a summer series of open mic sessions.

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