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Memphis Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival founder laid to rest

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Hundreds gathered for the second line, a New Orleans funeral tradition, following service. (Photo Source: Patricia Rogers) Hundreds gathered for the second line, a New Orleans funeral tradition, following service. (Photo Source: Patricia Rogers)
The children of Glynn Reed, Reuben Johnson and Crystal Chopin, celebrating their mother's life with a traditional New Orleans funeral march. (Photo Source: Patricia A. Rogers) The children of Glynn Reed, Reuben Johnson and Crystal Chopin, celebrating their mother's life with a traditional New Orleans funeral march. (Photo Source: Patricia A. Rogers)
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) - Glynn J. Reed, founder of the Memphis Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival and New Orleans' Black Pages Magazine, was laid to rest Saturday afternoon.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration marking the end of slavery.

Reed, who devoted much of her life to community service, recognized the importance of celebrating African-American history. She founded the Memphis festival in 1991, two years after moving back to Memphis from New Orleans, La. 

Reed died at her home on July 6 at the age of 66.

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