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Photos: June 16 celebrations in the Gulf region and beyond

This weekend is celebrated locally and across the country.

June 12 is a holiday that celebrates the day in 1865, when all enslaved blacks learned that they were freed from slavery. Last year, the US Senate unanimously approved a resolution establishing June 19 as National Independence Day on June 19.

Residents celebrated the annual Juneteenth Festival in downtown San Jose on Saturday. This is the 41st year of the African-American Agency for Social Services in the production of this year’s Juneteenth in the Streets Festival.

In Richmond, a grand parade began at the Booker T. Community Center. Anderson and ended in Nicholls Park, where the festivities continued as part of the Juneteenth Family Day and Festival.

Celebrations were also held in Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco and across the country.

After Opal Lee took hundreds of people for a walk in his hometown of Texas to celebrate June 10 this weekend, a 95-year-old black woman who helped make the holiday a national award said it was important for people to learn history. behind it.

“We need to know how people can be cured of it and never allow it to happen again,” Lee said.

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SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 18: Brianna Hockenhull gives five with her child New Hockenhull (2) at the annual June 18th Festival in downtown San Jose on Saturday, June 18, 2022. This is the 41st year of the African-American Agency for Social Services in June in the Park Festival this year called the Juneteenth in the Streets Festival in San Jose. (Vangiukuan Xu / Gulf News Group)
Richmond, California - June 18: A Richmond Police Officer On A Motorcycle Rides Along The Corvettes Line Along South 37Th Street In Richmond, California, During A Parade On June 18, 2022. The Parade Began At Booker T.  Anderson.  The Social Center Ended In Nichols Park, Where The Festivities Continued As Part Of The Family Day And The Junteenth Festival.  (Rai Chavez / Bai Area News Group)
RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 18: A Richmond police officer on a motorcycle rides along the Corvettes line along South 37th Street in Richmond, California, during a parade on June 18, 2022. The parade began at Booker T. Anderson Community Center and ended in Nichols Park, where the festivities continued as part of the Family Day and the Junteenth Festival. (Rai Chavez / Bai Area News Group)
Opal Lee Pushes One Of His Great-Grandchildren In A Wheelchair As He Waves To Musicians Playing Along The Route During The Opal 2022 Freedom Walk On Saturday, June 18, 2022 At Fort Worth.  Lee, Who Is Often Called &Quot;Grandmother Of The Juneteenth&Quot; Led Its Annual Two-And-A-Half-Mile Walk, A Number Of Years After The Proclamation Of Emancipation Before Enslaved People In Texas Learned They Were Free.  (Smiley N. Pool / The Dallas Morning News Via Ap)
Opal Lee pushes one of his great-grandchildren in a wheelchair as he waves to musicians playing along the route during the Opal 2022 Freedom Walk on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Fort Worth. Lee, often referred to as the “Grandmother of the Junteenth,” led her two-and-a-half-year annual walk, a number of years after the Emancipation Proclamation before enslaved people in Texas learned they were free. (Smiley N. Pool / The Dallas Morning News via Associated Press)
Photos: June 16 Celebrations In The Gulf Region And Beyond
San Jose, California – JUNE 18: Makiah Hiley (16), a student at the Oakland School of the Arts, rehearses the play “Every 28 Hours” with her schoolmates during the annual June Festival in downtown San Jose on Saturday, June 18, 2022. This is the 41st year of the African-American Social Services Agency, which this year is producing the Juneteenth in the Park Festival called the Juneteenth in the Streets Festival in San Jose. (Vangiukuan Xu / Gulf News Group)
Richmond, California - June 18: Members Of The Richmond Steelers Football Team Cheer And Walk Past A New Mural On The Juneteenth Liberty Underpass During The June 18Th Parade Along South 37Th Street In Richmond, California, On Saturday, June 18, 2022. The Parade Began At Booker T .  Anderson Community Center And Ended In Nicholls Park Where The Festivities Continued As Part Of The Family Day And The Juneteenth Festival.  (Rai Chavez / Bai Area News Group)
RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 18: Members of the Richmond Steelers football team cheer and walk past a new mural on the Juneteenth Liberty Underpass during the June 18th Parade along South 37th Street in Richmond, California, on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The parade began at Booker T . Anderson Community Center and ended in Nicholls Park where the festivities continued as part of the family day and the Juneteenth festival. (Rai Chavez / Bai Area News Group)
Galveston, Texas - June 19: Community Member Rebecca Jones Participates In The Service At Reedi Chapel Ame Church On June 19, 2022 In Galveston, Texas.  Galveston Island Is The Birthplace Of The Juneteenth, The Oldest Known Nationally Celebrated Event To Mark The End Of Slavery In The United States.  President Abraham Lincoln'S Proclamation On Emancipation States That From January 1, 1863, All Enslaved People In The United States Should Be Released, But Only Two Years Later, In 1865, Galveston Island Was Liberated.  After A Year When June Was Not Recognized As A Holiday, On June 19, 2019, The Governor Of New Hampshire, Chris Sununu, Signed A Law That Officially Recognizes June As A National Holiday.  The Decision Was Later Followed By The Signing Of The Law On National Independence Day By President Joe Biden, Which Became The First Federal Holiday Since Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  (Photo By Brandon Bell / Getty Images)
GALVESTON, Texas – JUNE 19: Community member Rebecca Jones participates in the service at Reedi Chapel AME Church on June 19, 2022 in Galveston, Texas. Galveston Island is the birthplace of the Juneteenth, the oldest known nationally celebrated event to mark the end of slavery in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation on emancipation states that from January 1, 1863, all enslaved people in the United States should be released, but only two years later, in 1865, Galveston Island was liberated. After a year when June was not recognized as a holiday, on June 19, 2019, the governor of New Hampshire, Chris Sununu, signed a law that officially recognizes June as a national holiday. The decision was later followed by the signing of the law on National Independence Day by President Joe Biden, which became the first federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Photo by Brandon Bell / Getty Images)
San Jose, California - June 18: Residents Celebrate The Annual June Festival In Downtown San Jose On Saturday, June 18, 2022. This Is The 41St Anniversary Of The African-American Social Services Agency That Is Producing The June 18Th In The Park Festival This Year Called Juneteenth In The Streets Festival In San Jose.  (Vangiukuan Xu / Gulf News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 18: Residents celebrate the annual June 18th Festival in downtown San Jose on Saturday, June 18, 2022. This is the 41st anniversary of the African-American Social Services Agency, which is producing the June 18th in the Park Festival this year. Streets Festival in San Jose. (Vangiukuan Xu / Gulf News Group)
Riders Perform Motorcycle Tricks Before The Start Of The Third Annual June 18Th Drive-Thru Parade At Inglewood High School.  California, Sunday, June 19, 2022 (Ap Photo / Damian Dovarganes)
Riders perform motorcycle tricks before the start of the third annual June 18th Drive-Thru Parade at Inglewood High School. California, Sunday, June 19, 2022 ( Associated Press Photo / Damian Dovarganes)
Richmond, California - June 18: Spectators Devin Williams, Right, And Her Grandchildren, Timothy Wright, 13, Left, And Zaire Williams, 1, Watch Participants March Down South 37Th Street In Richmond, California, During A June 1 Parade On Saturday, June 18, 2022. The Parade Began At The Booker T. Community Center.  Anderson, And Ended In Nicholls Park, Where The Festivities Continued As Part Of The Family Day And The Festival On June 19.  (Rai Chavez / Bai Area News Group)
RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 18: Spectators Devin Williams, right, and her grandchildren, Timothy Wright, 13, left, and Zaire Williams, 1, watch participants march down South 37th Street in Richmond, California, during a June 16 parade. on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The parade began at the Booker T. Community Center. Anderson, and ended in Nicholls Park, where the festivities continued as part of the Family Day and the festival on June 19. (Rai Chavez / Bai Area News Group)
San Jose, California - June 18: Residents Celebrate The Annual June Festival In Downtown San Jose On Saturday, June 18, 2022. This Is The 41St Anniversary Of The African-American Social Services Agency That Is Producing The June 18Th In The Park Festival This Year Called Juneteenth In The Streets Festival In San Jose.  (Vangiukuan Xu / Gulf News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 18: Residents celebrate the annual June 18th Festival in downtown San Jose on Saturday, June 18, 2022. This is the 41st anniversary of the African-American Social Services Agency, which is producing the June 18th in the Park Festival this year. Streets Festival in San Jose. (Vangiukuan Xu / Gulf News Group)
Richmond, California - June 18: Get It Girl Fitness Members Participate In The Junteenth Parade Along Carlson Boulevard In Richmond, California, On Saturday, June 18, 2022. The Parade Began At Booker T.  Anderson Community Center And Ended In Nicholls Park, Where The Festivities Continued As Part Of The Family Day And The Festival On June 1.  (Rai Chavez / Bai Area News Group)
RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 18: Get it Girl Fitness members participate in the junteenth parade along Carlson Boulevard in Richmond, California, on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The parade began at Booker T. Anderson Community Center and ended in Nicholls Park, where the festivities continued as part of the Family Day and the festival on June 1. (Rai Chavez / Bai Area News Group)
Opal Lee, In The Middle, Shouts As The Flag Is Raised In June 2022 At The Fort Worth Town Hall At The End Of The Opal Freedom Walk 2022 On Saturday, June 18, 2022 In Fort Worth.  Lee, Who Is Often Called &Quot;Grandmother Of The Juneteenth&Quot; Led Its Annual Two-And-A-Half-Mile Walk, A Number Of Years After The Proclamation Of Emancipation Before Enslaved People In Texas Learned They Were Free.  Behind Lee Is Us Representative Mark Visi, The Democratic Candidate For Governor Beto O&Quot;Rourke And Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker.  (Smiley N. Pool / The Dallas Morning News Via Ap)
Opal Lee, in the middle, shouts as the flag is raised in June 2022 at the Fort Worth town hall at the end of the Opal Freedom Walk 2022 on Saturday, June 18, 2022 in Fort Worth. Lee, often referred to as the “Grandmother of the Junteenth”, took her two-and-a-half-year-old annual walk, a number of years after the Emancipation Proclamation before enslaved people in Texas learned they were free. Behind Lee are US Representative Mark Visi, Democratic nominee for governor Beto O’Rourke and Fort Worth mayor Mattie Parker. (Smiley N. Pool / The Dallas Morning News via Associated Press)
Richmond, California - June 18: Members Of The Richmond Steelers Football Team Ride Alongside The New Mural Of The Underpass Of Freedom In The Juntuent During The June 18Th Parade Along South 37Th Street In Richmond, California, On Saturday, June 18, 2022. The Parade Began In Booker T.  Anderson Community Center And Ended In Nicholls Park, Where The Festivities Continued As Part Of The Family Day And The Juneteenth Festival.  (Rai Chavez / Bai Area News Group)
RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 18: Members of the Richmond Steelers football team ride along the new mural of the Junteenth Liberty Underpass during the Juneteenth Parade along South 37th Street in Richmond, California, on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The parade began in Booker T. Anderson Community Center and ended in Nicholls Park, where the festivities continued as part of the family day and the Juneteenth festival. (Rai Chavez / Bai Area News Group)

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