PHOTOS: DC region marks Juneteenth with festivals, marches

The Juneteenth holiday marks the day in 1865 enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, found out they had been freed — after the end of the Civil war, and two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Since it was designated a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth has grown in recognition beyond Black America.

See how the D.C. region is marking Juneteenth in 2023 below.

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