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Everything you need to know about Juneteenth

Drummers parade down the street.
African drums and music are always part of the annual Juneteenth observance in San Diego celebrating the end of U.S. slavery.
(Courtesy of the Cooper Family Foundation)

President Biden has signed legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. People have been honoring the day Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas.

How does L.A. commemorate Juneteenth and how will it celebrate as the city opens up? Read reflections on the holiday and what to do in the city as it reopens after more than a year in a pandemic slumber.

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