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San Marcos commemorates Juneteenth with unity walk, celebrations
Sunday, June 20, 2021

Saturday's Juneteenth Celebration in San Marcos began with a unity walk starting at the MLK LBJ Crossroads Memorial and ending at Dunbar Park. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. The day is celebrated on June 19, marking the day Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston to enforce the emancipation of Texas' slaves on June 19, 1865. Celebrations and events took place throughout San Marcos on Saturday. Above, members of the Juneteenth Foundation walk with their banner during the unity walk.

Pastor Derrick Benn speaks to the crowd Saturday morning.

A group of bikers joined the unity walk, celebrating Juneteenth. Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo

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