Photos: Juneteenth marked with celebrations and protest

Photos: Juneteenth marked with celebrations and protest

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Crowds flocked to attend several Juneteenth events around the metropolitan area on Friday. Juneteenth commemorates the arrival of General Granger in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 to inform the last remaining enslaved Americans of their liberation. There's a growing effort to make June 19—Juneteenth—a national holiday. 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch photos by Robert Cohen, Laurie Skrivan, and Chris Kohley

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