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PORT JERVIS, NY — On June 2, more than 70 people gathered in Port Jervis, NY to commemorate the memory of Robert Lewis, a Black man who was lynched on that date in 1892. The walk was organized by the Friends of Robert Lewis, a group of individuals dedicated to preserving his memory and advocating for racial justice. While the walks have occurred on an individual basis for a decade, the group first assembled in 2019, starting an initiative that gained steam following the death of George Floyd. more
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