Joyous celebration of Juneteenth in NYC commemorating the end of slavery in the United States (11 images)

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Joyous celebration of Juneteenth in NYC commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.In the context of widespread protests against the killing of George Floyd and other African-Americans at the hands of police, people gathered in NYC to celebrate Juneteenth which remembers the day in 1865 when Union soldiers freed enslaved people in Texas who remained in bondage three years after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation decreed the end of slavery in the southern states.