Atlanta takes to the streets of the city, celebrates Juneteenth

Atlanta, Ga. (CBS46) – This is bliss.

“I’m just here to celebrate life and celebrate my people,” Almeta White said.

Proud.

“To me, Juneteenth means coming together to celebrate our heritage, learning our heritage, communicating with each other, collaborating with each other, standing together. And really everyone Being able to show, the beauty of our heritage,” said Miss Black International Ambassador Sierra Jackson.

Excellence.

“Freedom, liberation, coming together and being part of the unity,” White said.

It’s Juneteenth, Atlanta style.

“It feels wonderful to be out here with your baby girl. The vibe is right. There are people who look like me here and people who don’t look like me here and everything looks good,” said Nicholas Manning.

soaked in meaning.

“Just came to celebrate Juneteenth and its meaning and make sure my kids, more importantly, understand what it really is. It’s not just another “off” holiday. It’s a celebration of real freedom ,” said Voronda Tillman, holding her daughter.

Full of hope for the future and passion for the present.

“Representation is important, that’s why there are times when we see so many standards of beauty but I’ve always wanted to apply African American beauty standards because I’m an African American woman. I want to make sure that people are of a dark complexion, Watch a chocolate-skinned woman with naturally curly hair live her best life here with HBC Degree!” Jackson said.

For a day, the streets of downtown Atlanta were closed, families laughed and cheered, children danced, people came together.

If Juneteenth in downtown Atlanta had a word, it would be a delight.