Milwaukee celebrates Juneteenth Day with parade, festival
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The streets were wet, but that didn't stop Wednesday morning's Juneteenth Day parade in Milwaukee.
The parade kicked off the day's festivities on the north side. State Senator Lena Taylor greeted the crowd with enthusiasm, along with Sheriff Earnell Lucas and Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes.
One group chanted, "Stop the violence," and carried signs with names of recent victims, including teenager Sandra Parks.
Juneteenth Day celebrates the end of slavery in America.
After the parade there was a street festival on Martin Luther King Drive.