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Milwaukee celebrates Juneteenth Day 2019

June 27, 2019

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

Despite the rain, Milwaukee turned out for the “48th Annual Juneteenth Day Celebration,” on Wednesday June 19, 2019.

The event was held on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive between Center and Burleigh Streets. The festival featured a parade, musical performances, numerous vendors from food to toys, along with community organizations sharing helpful resources for residents of all ages.

Pictured at this year’s Juneteenth celebration are Juneteenth Day Commitee Co-chairs Kisela Tillman (top photo, center left) and Adeline Hooker (top photo, center right), along with Juneteenth Day staff, kicking off the day’s festivities with a ribbon-cutting.

Photos by Yvonne Kemp