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Last Updated: Aug 4th, 2017 - 10:31:10


Celebrating freedom: Juneteenth parade in pictures
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Jun 21, 2017, 13:43

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Residents of Hamburg and the surrounding areas gathered June 17 to mark Juneteenth, which commemorates the June 19, 1865 declaration of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and has come to be a celebration of emancipation in the United States as a whole. The day’s observances included a parade and festivities at Pine Street Park. (VERSHAL HOGAN/The News Observer)