PHOTOS: People dance, march in DC for Juneteenth celebrations

Groups danced and marched in Washington, D.C. on Saturday as part of the Million Moe March and Juneteenth celebrations.

President Joe Biden and Congress designated Juneteenth a federal holiday earlier this week. Juneteenth, observed on June 19, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.


The Million Moe March is led by the group Long Live GoGo, a local organization that uses Go-Go music to protest against gentrification and police brutality.


On Saturday, marchers walked from 14th and U streets to Black Lives Matter Plaza, alongside a truck playing Go-Go music.

Long Live Go-Go held a similar event, also known as Moechella, last year.

The term combines the pronoun Moe, usually used in the D.C. area for ‘friend,’ and the arts festival Coachella.

Moechella combines the pronoun Moe –usually used in D.C. area for friend — and the arts festival Coachella.

The march was aimed to promote equity and justice.

Long Live Go-Go held a similar event last year.

Julie Gallagher

Julie Gallagher is a freelance digital writer and editor for She previously covered the 2020 election with CNN and has bylines in The Lily, WIRED, NBC Washington, The Baltimore Sun, Washington City Paper and more.

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