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A Juneteenth celebration and benefit for the Forrest E. Powell Foundation will be held on June 12 at 1 p.m. at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. More than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Texas learned on June 19, 1865, that they were free. The Foundation awards college scholarships to Evanston Township High School graduates. Tickets, at $50, may be purchased at forrestepowell.com