Juneteenth Parade and Festival

photo by Montinique Monroe, posted Jun. 19, 2017. #1 of 51 photos.

On Saturday, Austin celebrated Juneteenth, a commemoration of the end of slavery in Texas. This year’s celebration marked the 152nd observation of the holiday; abolition in Texas occurred June 19, 1865, two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

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