Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas by Union soldiers, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America.

A celebration at the War Memorial on June 19 in partnership with South Pasadena and NOLA Cultural Exchange. A portion of the funds went toward programs to introduce jazz in after-school programs. Photos by Skye Hannah

Skye Hannah, Senior Reporter

Skye Hannah is a senior reporter for the South Pasadena Review and the San Marino Tribune, covering education, features and civic issues. Skye previously served as an award-winning senior staff photojournalist and staff writer covering education, business, crime, sports, features and civic issues for the Rome News-Tribune in Rome, Georgia. A native of Dallas, Texas, she is an avid cyclist, enthusiastic outdoorswoman, and has been known to drop “y’all” in conversation. You can reach Skye at shannah@gavilanmedia.com.

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