Local residents joined politicians, local organizations and fellow Richmonders for a Juneteenth jubilee celebration on Saturday.
The “Love and Legacy” celebration featured food truck vendors, children’s activities, music, dance and other entertainment. There were also resources available for improving communities, education equity, finances, behavioral health and healthcare equity. Resources regarding voter’s rights and restoration, and criminal justice reform, were also be available.
For many people in attendance, the now federally recognized holiday evokes different meanings.
“For me, Juneteenth means hope because a lot of our ancestors have fought for freedom, and today we stand as it’s recognized as a national holiday,” said Danielle Harris-Rich.
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