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PHOTO ESSAY: Hundreds celebrate Juneteenth

Posted on AllSides June 20th, 2024
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Smiles beamed everywhere. The smells of soul food filled the air. And the sounds of a Motown band floated among strangers as they shared a sense of harmony on King Street Wednesday during the city’s Juneteenth block party. Juneteenth, a long sacred day to many Black communities, is celebrated as a relatively new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The holiday stems from the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, found out they had been freed. That day was after the end...

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