#Juneteenth21 Recap

Juneteenth21 was beautiful. Filled with Black joy, children, elders, advocacy, incredible performances, and lots and lots of dancing, we THANK YOU. To all in community who helped make this happen, we do this for you: to uplift your excellence, your brilliance, your talent, to make space for Black healing and build Black power and Black equity together. Since Juneteenth, tens of thousands of actions have been taken to advance Black equity in Martin Luther King Jr. County. Take action here. Relive some of the joy and festivities with a few highlights below.

"We already celebrated baby." Voiceover by KCEN Lead Events Specialist and Co-Owner of Give Me Exclusive Boutique, Antonesha Jackson.


Juneteenth 2021 March, Regine Dynasty waves to the crowd

Perched atop a car, Regine Dynasty waves to the crowd during the Juneteenth Freedom March and Festival in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood Saturday. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Juneteenth 2021 March, Drill team warms up

Washington Diamonds Drill Team warm up in front of DeCharlene’s Beauty Salon at the start the Juneteenth Freedom March and Festival in Seattle’s Central District on Saturday. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Juneteenth 2021 March, Rita Green honors her mother, the late DeCharlene Williams

Rita Green honors her mother, the late DeCharlene Williams, in front of Williams’ iconic beauty salon in Seattle’s Central District at the start of the Juneteenth Freedom March and Festival on Saturday. “You know she brought Juneteenth here 37 years ago,” said Green. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Juneteenth 2021 March, Electronettes Hi-Steppers Drill Team

Myjestie Stanton-Phillips, 9, dances with the Electronettes Hi-Steppers Drill Team at the Juneteenth Freedom March and Festival in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood Saturday. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)


Juneteenth 2021 Freedom Celebration, Child in front of the stage

Child in front of the stage at the Freedom Celebration at Jimi Hendrix Park (Jake Gravbrot / Converge Media).

Juneteenth 2021 Freedom Celebration, Sevyn on Stage

Sevyn Streeter performing at the Freedom Celebration at Jimi Hendrix Park (Jake Gravbrot / Converge Media).


Juneteenth 2021 Celebration, African print takeover at Juneteenth

Nyema Clark of Nurturing Roots Farm at the African Print Takeover booth for Juneteenth. (African Print Takeover).

Juneteenth 2021 March, Dr. Mimms at Elders Circle

Beautiful snapshot of Dr. Mimms on Juneteenth, (Mujale Chisebuka for Outside Thinc).

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