June 22, 2020 / 9:16 PM / 11 days ago

Reuters photojournalists show how Juneteenth was observed across the U.S.

Kathy Boyum (L) is hugged by Jeffrey Edwards during a reconciliation revival, part of an event to mark Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States, amid nationwide protests against racial inequality in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Miller TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2QCH9WGJQU

On Friday, Reuters photojournalists captured how Juneteenth, the holiday that marks the end of slavery in 1865, was observed across the United States.

In Harlem, Reuters photographer Andrew Kelly captured an image of a woman raising her fist during events to mark Juneteenth.

Kathleen Flynn photographed Rosalind Theodore joined a Juneteenth prayer circle at Congo Square to celebrate Juneteenth and honor their ancestors, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Elijah Nouvelage photographed a person wearing a t-shirt with the names and faces of Black people who were killed by the police during an event to mark Juneteenth in Atlanta, Georgia.

In Oakland, California, Fredrika Newton, wife of the late Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newtown, holds up her fist on the steps of the Alameda County Court House, where her husband was tried 52 times. Kate Munsch photographed the ceremony that was held to dedicate a space for a Black Panther Legacy Monument.

For more Reuters coverage on Juneteenth and on the movement against racial injustice across pictures, text and video, visit Reuters Connect.

[Reuters PR blog post]

deepal . patadia @thomsonreuters.com

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