Detroit celebrates Juneteenth with large rally in Hart Plaza

Juneteenth celebrates emancipation of slaves

DETROIT – Friday is Juneteenth, a day dedicated to freedom, and many cities across the country are stopping to celebrate -- including Detroit.

Juneteenth is a 155-year-old holiday celebrating the emancipation of slaves in Galveston, Texas. The city of Detroit’s week-long celebration included a massive street mural downtown and is culminating with a large rally in Hart Plaza.

READ: Understanding the history behind Juneteenth -- what you should know

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