Members of the Victory Dancers Crenshaw District dance team perform at the Leimert Park Juneteenth Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 18.
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In photos: Juneteenth celebrations across America

Updated 11:46 AM ET, Mon June 20, 2022

Members of the Victory Dancers Crenshaw District dance team perform at the Leimert Park Juneteenth Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 18.
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People across the United States have been gathering for parades, parties and performances to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday weekend.

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger announced the end of slavery in Galveston, Texas, in accordance with President Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.