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Juneteenth Parade Rides Through Amarillo

It is a celebration of a monumental historical event.  The annual Juneteenth parade made its way through Amarillo Saturday.

Parade goers then went to parks around the area to continue to the celebration of the day slaves in the United States were set free.

The activities took place to commemorate Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on June 19, 1863.

Prenis Williams, Director of the Amarillo United Citizens Forum, says the day also provides an outlet for adults to teach young people an integral part of their history, some of which he believes they have lost.

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