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Photos and video: Juneteenth celebration in Bloomington

The community celebrated Juneteenth on Saturday at Miller Park.

The event was hosted by the Bloomington-Normal Black History Project in partnership with the City of Bloomington. It commemorated African American freedom and emphasized education and achievement.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is a day to observe the end of slavery in the U.S. Events and parades are held across the country to honor this momentous occasion.

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Emily Bollinger is a graduate assistant at WGLT, focused on photography, videography and other digital content. They're also a graduate student at Illinois State University's School of Communication.
Ryan Denham is the digital content director for WGLT.
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