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Local Residents Celebrate Juneteeth in Los Angeles

Local Residents Celebrate Juneteeth in Los Angeles

Local residents attend a celebration to mark Juneteenth, the traditional commemoration date of the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States at Leimert Park in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 19, 2021.The Leimert Park community has been the hub of Los Angeles Juneteenth festivities since 1949. President Biden signed legislation Thursday establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI