2019 Juneteenth Denver

I can’t explain the meaning of Juneteenth any better than Wikipedia…”Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Juneteenth Independence Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19th, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally, the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America.” The Denver, Colorado celebration is based in the Historic Five Points Neighborhood and the event has over a 50 year legacy!

Juneteenth Denver Jensen Sutta Event Photography

In addition to overall event photography (capturing the entire event to show someone who wasn’t there what it was like), one of my objectives was to show the sense of family and community that attended… People of all ages attended the parade, kids zone, concerts, food and merchant booths throughout the day…

Juneteenth Denver Jensen Sutta Event Photography
Juneteenth Denver Jensen Sutta Event Photography

Another goal was to show the size and scale of the celebration:

Juneteenth Denver Jensen Sutta Event Photography

The two day celebration ended with a concert by Ashanti:

Juneteenth Denver Jensen Sutta Event Photography
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