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commUNITY spotlight: A local student on her first Juneteenth

What does Juneteenth mean to you? It's a question we asked one local Cheektowaga Central senior heading to an HBCU

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Taniah Crawford is a teenager who was looking forward to graduating from high school.

This year she will experience a celebration that is now a federal holiday.

"Juneteenth means acceptance of your culture," Crawford said. 

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When it comes to Black history, the fact that Buffalo has had a role in civil rights organizations is of note to the Cheektowaga Central High School senior. 

Crawford will attend Morgan State University in Maryland this fall.

"It makes me feel, I would say proud and especially excited to head to Morgan State," which is an HBCU in Maryland.


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