LOOK: Denverites remember the past and celebrate Blackness at 2020 Juneteenth parade
The annual celebration takes on special meaning amid weeks of protests about racism and police brutality after the killing of George Floyd.
By Brien Hollowell
“I celebrate Juneteenth to honor my ancestors’ sacrifice for freedom and liberation,” said Analise Harris, as she took in the festivities on Saturday in Denver.
The annual Juneteenth parade went forward despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has shut down most summer festivals. The music portion of the celebration was moved online and is planned for this Thursday June 18. But Saturday, people of many different ages and races packed the streets, with nearly everyone in a mask. The whole vibe was a celebration, with a lot of non-Black people out to support the community.
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