“A Start of Summer Block Party Celebrating Human Rights and the Juneteenth Holiday"
The "Juneteenth Holiday" commemorating the June 19, 1865 date the final Confederate state abolished slavery attracted a diverse crowd to the Amherst Town Common this evening.
Reynolds Winslow, retired Chair Amherst Human Rights Commission
Reynolds Winslow, always a powerful speaker, accepted an award for his many years as Chair of the Amherst Human Rights Commission.
Although I was sad to hear him start his brief speech with the revelation that he has stepped down from the Commission, having recently moved to the city of Chicopee. Amherst was fortunate to have his thoughtful input for as long as we did.