Huge crowds gather in Milwaukee for Juneteenth

Huge crowds gathered along MLK Drive in Milwaukee Friday for the annual celebration called Juneteenth.

Plenty of kids and families on hand, festivities began at 10 a.m. and continued through dinner time.

It was a festive celebration of culture with music and fellowship and food.

Many handmade crafts lines the street from local vendors looking to share their talents.

The annual event marks the end of slavery, but for some in attendance, taking part also had significance given current racial tensions.

\"Especially with everything that's going on in the world, it's nice to have a place where people can come together, enjoy themselves, enjoy food and different vendors,\"  Anita Mogaka told CBS 58 News. \"It's great.\" 

\"It's like a family reunion. We're seeing everybody that we know, and everybody that we connect with on a daily basis,\" Rodney Bourrage added.

This was the 44th Milwaukee observance of Juneteenth.

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