Rallies celebrate Juneteenth around the U.S.(20 images)

People across the United States celebrate Juneteenth, marking June 19, 1865, when enslaved people in Texas were informed by by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger of the Union Army they had been freed. This year's observances take place amid a period of renewed protests against police brutality and calls for social justice for African Americans.

Marchers walk past St. Louis City Hall during a Juneteenth celebration on June 19, 2020. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo
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