Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with the news – two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation – that slaves had been freed.
Juneteenth is a relatively new federal holiday, but Milwaukee has been observing the day for years and last Monday was no exception. An annual parade, replete with vendors and other attractions, drew thousands.
NNS was there, too, snapping shots of Milwaukeeans observing the day.
Do you see yourself? Enjoy.