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This Juneteenth, MassLive celebrates emerging Black leaders

Emerging Black leaders in Massachusetts, clockwise from top left, Andrea Campbell, Abyssinia Haile, Justin Haynes, Willie Burnley Jr., Ariaun Stewart, Sean Rose, Kenny Lumpkin, and Regina Hudson. (Staff and courtesy photos)

In recognition of the Juneteenth holiday, MassLive is celebrating emerging Black leaders throughout the state. Last month, MassLive solicited nominations for leaders to readers and staff. The individuals below are who was selected.


Juneteenth, with a history going back to 1865, was recently recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, as well as here in Massachusetts.


The people below were identified as inspirational, who may be doing good acts for their communities. They are being recognized for their accomplishments, leadership and commitment to inspire change.

We’re always open to hear about more inspiring people. If you’d like to suggest someone else who should be recognized, please fill out this form.
25 April, 2024
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