FLINT, MI — A single hundred and fifty 7 a long time ago, Union Army troopers marched into Galveston, Texas.
General Gordon Granger study the Emancipation Proclamation, two yrs right after it had been signed, to be certain the enslaved people in Galveston were being no cost. Celebrations soon after the studying would carry on for a week that calendar year in Galveston and all over unique metropolitan areas in the United States every calendar year pursuing.
Not right until June 2021, where by President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth Countrywide Independence Act, would it be recognized as a federal vacation.
Juneteenth is generally celebrated the 3rd Saturday in June and celebrates Black history and lifestyle with art, tunes, food and dance.
In Flint, community members, chief and activists have made several occasions primary up the huge day such as The Juneteenth Metropolis-Wide Coalition’s Juneteenth Parade.
The Juneteenth Parade started in the University of Michigan Parking Whole lot, across from Rally’s on 5th Avenue, and marched towards the Flat Good deal downtown. The parade highlighted nearby leaders, dance teams, club groups, smaller businesses and a drum line.
To read through much more about the previous 7 days area functions and Sunday gatherings head right here.
See some of our favored photographs from the parade below or head around to the gallery to see a lot more.
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