Milwaukee celebrates Juneteenth Day with festivities and parade

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by Jesse Tovar
by Stephanie Brown

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee celebrates Juneteenth Day, a nation-wide celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.

Today's march celebrates the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Washington and Dr. King's "I have a Dream" speech. Juneteenth Day also represents the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said this positive gathering is the best way to honor freedom. The parade was filled with everyone from Senator Lena Taylor, Council Woman Milele Coggs, State Patrol, and even the Milwaukee Bucks mascot.

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