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Updated on Jun 20, 2020. Posted on Jun 19, 2020

17 Powerful Photos From Juneteenth Marches And Protests Across The Country

From Galveston to New York City.

Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the day when enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, finally received the news that they were free — almost three years after the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed by President Lincoln. Here are just some of the cities observing the holiday across the country:

1. St. Louis:

People march in front of the Gateway Arch holding Black Lives Matter signs
Jeff Roberson / AP

2. Boston:

Two small children wearing shirts that read, "I matter, I am brave, I am smart, don't be scared"
Brian Snyder / Reuters

3. Houston:

A woman holds up her fist from the window of her car
MARK FELIX / Getty

4. Washington, DC:

Demonstrators kneel at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Olivier Douliery / Getty Images

5. New York:

Here’s a real sense of how big the NYC #Juneteenth protest is today 👇🏻

6. Galveston, Texas:

People stand in front of Ashton Villa, where the emancipation of the slaves was announced in 1865
Go Nakamura / Getty Images

7. Atlanta:

Hundreds of protesters march down a street
Chandan Khanna / Getty Images

8. Miami:

A few dozen protesters have gathered in downtown Miami to commemorate #Juneteenth and protest police brutality. The event was organized by local teens.

9. Tulsa, Oklahoma:

Protestors carry an empty coffin draped with an American flag
Win Mcnamee / Getty Images

10. Chicago:

Hundreds gather near Grant Park in Chicago to celebrate Juneteenth and raise awareness for issues African Americans face today. @WBBMNewsradio

11. Dallas:

People hold yellow umbrellas marked with the names of people killed in police custody
Lm Otero / AP

12. Annapolis, Maryland:

People hold signs while marching. One person's sign reads, "Matter is the minimum! Black Lives are loved and needed"
Julio Cortez / AP

13. Seattle:

#Seattle #Juneteenth events underway as members of the ILWU have arrived at the Port of Seattle at Pier 46 as part of a west coast port shutdown.

14. St. Paul, Minnesota:

A view of dozens of protestors between the arches of the Minnesota State Capitol
Jim Mone / AP

15. Philadelphia:

Somehow a drum line materialized. Not sure that was planned or not lol

16. Oakland:

Shutting down the Port of Oakland for Juneteenth! No justice no peace!

17. Fargo, North Dakota:

Four people stand in a park. A young person holds a sign that reads, "Am I Next?"
David Kolpack / AP

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