Photos: Juneteenth Celebrations Across America

Members of the Victory Dancers Crenshaw District dance team perform at the Leimert Park Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 18 in Los Angeles, California.

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Updated 8:04 PM ET, Jun 19, 2022

Members of the Victory Dancers Crenshaw District dance team perform at the Leimert Park Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 18 in Los Angeles, California.

Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times / Getty Images

People across the United States gather for parades, parties, and demonstrations to celebrate the June twentieth holiday weekend.

Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19, 1865, when Union Major General Gordon Granger announced the end of slavery in Galveston, Texas, in accordance with President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.