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Americans celebrate Juneteenth

A person waves a flag during an emancipation march as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States, in Galveston, Texas, June 19, 2022.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A person waves a flag during an emancipation march as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States, in Galveston,...more

A person waves a flag during an emancipation march as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States, in Galveston, Texas, June 19, 2022. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Keemba Matthew plays a djembe drum during a Juneteenth celebration, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida.  REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Keemba Matthew plays a djembe drum during a Juneteenth celebration, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida. REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Keemba Matthew plays a djembe drum during a Juneteenth celebration, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida. REUTERS/Octavio Jones
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Tasheanna Jones, 27, wears festive eyeshadow while posing for a portrait as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth in Galveston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Tasheanna Jones, 27, wears festive eyeshadow while posing for a portrait as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Tasheanna Jones, 27, wears festive eyeshadow while posing for a portrait as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A man holds a Juneteenth flag as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States, in Galveston, Texas. 
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A man holds a Juneteenth flag as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States, in Galveston, Texas. ...more

A man holds a Juneteenth flag as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States, in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Joseph Gordon carries an American flag during an emancipation march as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth in Galveston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Joseph Gordon carries an American flag during an emancipation march as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Joseph Gordon carries an American flag during an emancipation march as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Musicians play following an emancipation march as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, in Galveston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Musicians play following an emancipation march as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Musicians play following an emancipation march as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Grace Thompson, 7, her mother Chrissy Thompson, her sister Faith and brother Christian create art during a celebration of Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida.  REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Grace Thompson, 7, her mother Chrissy Thompson, her sister Faith and brother Christian create art during a celebration of Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida. REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Grace Thompson, 7, her mother Chrissy Thompson, her sister Faith and brother Christian create art during a celebration of Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida. REUTERS/Octavio Jones
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People say the pledge of allegiance during the emancipation march as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, in Galveston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

People say the pledge of allegiance during the emancipation march as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

People say the pledge of allegiance during the emancipation march as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Fatima Walker, her sister Kim Walker and Lauren Ellis celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida.  REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Fatima Walker, her sister Kim Walker and Lauren Ellis celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida. REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Fatima Walker, her sister Kim Walker and Lauren Ellis celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida. REUTERS/Octavio Jones
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Participants wave flags during an emancipation march as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, in Galveston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Participants wave flags during an emancipation march as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Participants wave flags during an emancipation march as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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People gather to celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, in Galveston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

People gather to celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

People gather to celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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People gather for a Juneteenth celebration, at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut. REUTERS/Nathan Layne

People gather for a Juneteenth celebration, at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut. REUTERS/Nathan Layne

People gather for a Juneteenth celebration, at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut. REUTERS/Nathan Layne
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A woman enters Reedy Chapel AME Church, the site of the first Juneteenth celebration, as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States, in Galveston, Texas. 
 REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A woman enters Reedy Chapel AME Church, the site of the first Juneteenth celebration, as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere...more

A woman enters Reedy Chapel AME Church, the site of the first Juneteenth celebration, as people gather to celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States, in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Amnoni Myers, from Tulsa, walks through Reedy Chapel AME Church, the site of the first Juneteenth celebration, in Galveston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Amnoni Myers, from Tulsa, walks through Reedy Chapel AME Church, the site of the first Juneteenth celebration, in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Amnoni Myers, from Tulsa, walks through Reedy Chapel AME Church, the site of the first Juneteenth celebration, in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner warms up in the Juneteenth inspired jersey before playing Minnesota United FC at Gillette Stadium,  Foxborough, Massachusetts.  Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner warms up in the Juneteenth inspired jersey before playing Minnesota United FC at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts. Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner warms up in the Juneteenth inspired jersey before playing Minnesota United FC at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts. Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
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Rick Whitter and his son Rick Whitter Jr. create art during a celebration of Juneteenth, at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida.  REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Rick Whitter and his son Rick Whitter Jr. create art during a celebration of Juneteenth, at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida. REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Rick Whitter and his son Rick Whitter Jr. create art during a celebration of Juneteenth, at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida. REUTERS/Octavio Jones
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Charlie "G" Warren plays the saxophone at a Juneteenth celebration, at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida.  REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Charlie "G" Warren plays the saxophone at a Juneteenth celebration, at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida. REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Charlie "G" Warren plays the saxophone at a Juneteenth celebration, at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida. REUTERS/Octavio Jones
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Columbus Crew fans unveil a Juneteenth tifo before a match between the Columbus Crew and the Charlotte FC at Lower.com Field in Ohio.  Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Crew fans unveil a Juneteenth tifo before a match between the Columbus Crew and the Charlotte FC at Lower.com Field in Ohio. Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Crew fans unveil a Juneteenth tifo before a match between the Columbus Crew and the Charlotte FC at Lower.com Field in Ohio. Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Keemba Matthew plays a djembe drum during a Juneteenth celebration, at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida.  REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Keemba Matthew plays a djembe drum during a Juneteenth celebration, at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida. REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Keemba Matthew plays a djembe drum during a Juneteenth celebration, at the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida. REUTERS/Octavio Jones
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Fans hold a celebration of Juneteenth flag before the game between New Jersey/New York Gotham FC and San Diego Wave FC at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.  Jonathan Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Fans hold a celebration of Juneteenth flag before the game between New Jersey/New York Gotham FC and San Diego Wave FC at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Jonathan Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Fans hold a celebration of Juneteenth flag before the game between New Jersey/New York Gotham FC and San Diego Wave FC at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Jonathan Jones-USA TODAY Sports
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