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Juneteenth arrives amid U.S. reckoning with racism

Nikki Hefko, Director of the New Orleans School of Ballet performs during the school's collaboration performance with Magnolia Dance & Company in celebration of Juneteenth, a holiday that marks the end of U.S. slavery in 1865, in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 19, 2020. Hefko said their performance on Juneteenth and class in the park the next day was aimed to celebrate African American culture, acknowledge the real history and what's going on but also show that there is still progress to be made. REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn

Nikki Hefko, Director of the New Orleans School of Ballet performs during the school's collaboration performance with Magnolia Dance & Company in celebration of Juneteenth, a holiday that marks the end of U.S. slavery in 1865, in New Orleans,...more

Nikki Hefko, Director of the New Orleans School of Ballet performs during the school's collaboration performance with Magnolia Dance & Company in celebration of Juneteenth, a holiday that marks the end of U.S. slavery in 1865, in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 19, 2020. Hefko said their performance on Juneteenth and class in the park the next day was aimed to celebrate African American culture, acknowledge the real history and what's going on but also show that there is still progress to be made. REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn
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Fireworks explode over the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee during an event to mark Juneteenth, in Richmond, Virginia. Mallory Noe-Payne via REUTERS

Fireworks explode over the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee during an event to mark Juneteenth, in Richmond, Virginia. Mallory Noe-Payne via REUTERS

Fireworks explode over the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee during an event to mark Juneteenth, in Richmond, Virginia. Mallory Noe-Payne via REUTERS
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Members of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation hold a ceremony on the steps of Alameda County Court House to dedicate a space for a Black Panther Legacy Monument they hope to build in the future, on Juneteenth in Oakland, California. REUTERS/Kate Munsch

Members of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation hold a ceremony on the steps of Alameda County Court House to dedicate a space for a Black Panther Legacy Monument they hope to build in the future, on Juneteenth in Oakland, California. REUTERS/Kate...more

Members of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation hold a ceremony on the steps of Alameda County Court House to dedicate a space for a Black Panther Legacy Monument they hope to build in the future, on Juneteenth in Oakland, California. REUTERS/Kate Munsch
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Kathy Boyum (L) is hugged by Jeffrey Edwards during a reconciliation revival, part of an event to mark Juneteenth, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. REUTERS/Eric Miller

Kathy Boyum (L) is hugged by Jeffrey Edwards during a reconciliation revival, part of an event to mark Juneteenth, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. REUTERS/Eric Miller

Kathy Boyum (L) is hugged by Jeffrey Edwards during a reconciliation revival, part of an event to mark Juneteenth, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. REUTERS/Eric Miller
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A woman raises her fist during events to mark Juneteenth, in the Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan, in New York City, New York REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A woman raises her fist during events to mark Juneteenth, in the Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan, in New York City, New York REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A woman raises her fist during events to mark Juneteenth, in the Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan, in New York City, New York REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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People march during events to mark Juneteenth at the Brooklyn Bridge, in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

People march during events to mark Juneteenth at the Brooklyn Bridge, in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

People march during events to mark Juneteenth at the Brooklyn Bridge, in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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Armando Lopez and Khalil Brass, of the Brothers of Brass band, perform during an event to mark Juneteenth, in Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, June 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt

Armando Lopez and Khalil Brass, of the Brothers of Brass band, perform during an event to mark Juneteenth, in Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, June 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt

Armando Lopez and Khalil Brass, of the Brothers of Brass band, perform during an event to mark Juneteenth, in Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, June 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt
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Scherman Arnold, of the Brothers of Brass band, wears a hair pick with a handle in the shape of a raised fist during a performance at an event to mark Juneteenth, in Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, June 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt

Scherman Arnold, of the Brothers of Brass band, wears a hair pick with a handle in the shape of a raised fist during a performance at an event to mark Juneteenth, in Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, June 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt

Scherman Arnold, of the Brothers of Brass band, wears a hair pick with a handle in the shape of a raised fist during a performance at an event to mark Juneteenth, in Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, June 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt
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Rosalind Theodore dances with the baby dolls during a Juneteenth prayer circle at Congo Square as they celebrate the end of U.S. slavery in 1865, in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 20, 2020. Women who mask as baby dolls gathered under the ancestor tree in Congo Square to celebrate Juneteenth and honor their ancestors. REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn

Rosalind Theodore dances with the baby dolls during a Juneteenth prayer circle at Congo Square as they celebrate the end of U.S. slavery in 1865, in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 20, 2020. Women who mask as baby dolls gathered under the ancestor tree...more

Rosalind Theodore dances with the baby dolls during a Juneteenth prayer circle at Congo Square as they celebrate the end of U.S. slavery in 1865, in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 20, 2020. Women who mask as baby dolls gathered under the ancestor tree in Congo Square to celebrate Juneteenth and honor their ancestors. REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn
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Kim Desmond gets swabbed for coronavirus at a testing site set up at an event to mark Juneteenth, in Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, June 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt

Kim Desmond gets swabbed for coronavirus at a testing site set up at an event to mark Juneteenth, in Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, June 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt

Kim Desmond gets swabbed for coronavirus at a testing site set up at an event to mark Juneteenth, in Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, June 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt
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Protesters attempt to topple a statue of Albert Pike during an event to mark Juneteenth in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Protesters attempt to topple a statue of Albert Pike during an event to mark Juneteenth in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Protesters attempt to topple a statue of Albert Pike during an event to mark Juneteenth in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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A protester lights a cigarette from the flames on the toppled statue of Albert Pike in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A protester lights a cigarette from the flames on the toppled statue of Albert Pike in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A protester lights a cigarette from the flames on the toppled statue of Albert Pike in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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A child takes part in a rally as demonstrators march down Central Park West during events to mark Juneteenth, in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A child takes part in a rally as demonstrators march down Central Park West during events to mark Juneteenth, in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A child takes part in a rally as demonstrators march down Central Park West during events to mark Juneteenth, in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Demonstrators gather as a U.S. flag is seen at the Lincoln Memorial during a protest to mark Juneteenth. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Demonstrators gather as a U.S. flag is seen at the Lincoln Memorial during a protest to mark Juneteenth. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Demonstrators gather as a U.S. flag is seen at the Lincoln Memorial during a protest to mark Juneteenth. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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People gather for a block party to celebrate Juneteenth, in Houston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

People gather for a block party to celebrate Juneteenth, in Houston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

People gather for a block party to celebrate Juneteenth, in Houston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A woman responds to a speaker during a reconciliation revival, part of an event to mark Juneteenth, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. REUTERS/Eric Miller

A woman responds to a speaker during a reconciliation revival, part of an event to mark Juneteenth, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. REUTERS/Eric Miller

A woman responds to a speaker during a reconciliation revival, part of an event to mark Juneteenth, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. REUTERS/Eric Miller
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Jane Downey holds a "Say Their Names" sign during a Juneteenth Freedom March for Juneteenth, in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Jane Downey holds a "Say Their Names" sign during a Juneteenth Freedom March for Juneteenth, in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Jane Downey holds a "Say Their Names" sign during a Juneteenth Freedom March for Juneteenth, in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
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Women hold a python during events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Women hold a python during events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Women hold a python during events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Dwayne Hunter raises his fist during a "Funk the Police - Juneteenth Edition" rally in Boston, Massachusetts. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Dwayne Hunter raises his fist during a "Funk the Police - Juneteenth Edition" rally in Boston, Massachusetts. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Dwayne Hunter raises his fist during a "Funk the Police - Juneteenth Edition" rally in Boston, Massachusetts. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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A dog looks over protesters as they pass by on 23rd Avenue South during a Juneteenth Freedom March in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

A dog looks over protesters as they pass by on 23rd Avenue South during a Juneteenth Freedom March in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

A dog looks over protesters as they pass by on 23rd Avenue South during a Juneteenth Freedom March in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
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A person wearing a t-shirt with the names and faces of black people who were shot by the police raises a fist during an event to mark Juneteenth, in Atlanta, Georgia. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A person wearing a t-shirt with the names and faces of black people who were shot by the police raises a fist during an event to mark Juneteenth, in Atlanta, Georgia. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A person wearing a t-shirt with the names and faces of black people who were shot by the police raises a fist during an event to mark Juneteenth, in Atlanta, Georgia. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Fredrika Newton, wife of the late Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton, holds up her fist on the steps of the Alameda County Court House, where her husband was tried 52 times, during a ceremony held to dedicate a space for a Black Panther Legacy Monument in Oakland, California. REUTERS/Kate Munsch

Fredrika Newton, wife of the late Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton, holds up her fist on the steps of the Alameda County Court House, where her husband was tried 52 times, during a ceremony held to dedicate a space for a Black Panther Legacy...more

Fredrika Newton, wife of the late Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton, holds up her fist on the steps of the Alameda County Court House, where her husband was tried 52 times, during a ceremony held to dedicate a space for a Black Panther Legacy Monument in Oakland, California. REUTERS/Kate Munsch
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Thousands of protesters march through the Port of Oakland with the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU), who shut down all 29 U.S. Ports on the Pacific Coast for eight hours, in Oakland, California. REUTERS/Kate Munsch

Thousands of protesters march through the Port of Oakland with the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU), who shut down all 29 U.S. Ports on the Pacific Coast for eight hours, in Oakland, California. REUTERS/Kate Munsch

Thousands of protesters march through the Port of Oakland with the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU), who shut down all 29 U.S. Ports on the Pacific Coast for eight hours, in Oakland, California. REUTERS/Kate Munsch
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A demonstrator dances to music during a stop at Freedom Plaza near the White House, in Washington. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

A demonstrator dances to music during a stop at Freedom Plaza near the White House, in Washington. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

A demonstrator dances to music during a stop at Freedom Plaza near the White House, in Washington. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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Protestors carry a U.S. flag covered coffin during the events to mark Juneteenth in Tulsa, Oklahoma. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

Protestors carry a U.S. flag covered coffin during the events to mark Juneteenth in Tulsa, Oklahoma. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

Protestors carry a U.S. flag covered coffin during the events to mark Juneteenth in Tulsa, Oklahoma. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant
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A family wearing t-shirts with pictures of Black people shot by police sit on the grass as people take part in an event to mark Juneteenth, in Atlanta, Georgia. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A family wearing t-shirts with pictures of Black people shot by police sit on the grass as people take part in an event to mark Juneteenth, in Atlanta, Georgia. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A family wearing t-shirts with pictures of Black people shot by police sit on the grass as people take part in an event to mark Juneteenth, in Atlanta, Georgia. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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People hold signs as they march during events to mark Juneteenth in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

People hold signs as they march during events to mark Juneteenth in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

People hold signs as they march during events to mark Juneteenth in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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A man wearing an "I Can’t Breathe" t-shirt argues with a counter-protester carrying a Three Per Cent Militia flag at a rally to mark Juneteenth, in Boston, Massachusetts.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A man wearing an "I Can’t Breathe" t-shirt argues with a counter-protester carrying a Three Per Cent Militia flag at a rally to mark Juneteenth, in Boston, Massachusetts.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A man wearing an "I Can’t Breathe" t-shirt argues with a counter-protester carrying a Three Per Cent Militia flag at a rally to mark Juneteenth, in Boston, Massachusetts.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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A protester helps a young Trump supporter put on a mask next to the Federal Court building during events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

A protester helps a young Trump supporter put on a mask next to the Federal Court building during events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

A protester helps a young Trump supporter put on a mask next to the Federal Court building during events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant
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People take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. REUTERS/Idris Solomon

People take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. REUTERS/Idris Solomon

People take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. REUTERS/Idris Solomon
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People take part in an event to mark Juneteenth, in Atlanta, Georgia. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

People take part in an event to mark Juneteenth, in Atlanta, Georgia. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

People take part in an event to mark Juneteenth, in Atlanta, Georgia. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Justice Isaac, 5, tries to put a flag in the ground during a Juneteenth event in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

Justice Isaac, 5, tries to put a flag in the ground during a Juneteenth event in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

Justice Isaac, 5, tries to put a flag in the ground during a Juneteenth event in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant
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People raise their fists during events to mark Juneteenth in New York City, New York. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People raise their fists during events to mark Juneteenth in New York City, New York. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People raise their fists during events to mark Juneteenth in New York City, New York. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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People drag Trump "Make America Great Again" (MAGA) hats as they take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

People drag Trump "Make America Great Again" (MAGA) hats as they take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

People drag Trump "Make America Great Again" (MAGA) hats as they take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A youth stands in front of a mural of George Floyd to celebrate Juneteenth, in Houston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A youth stands in front of a mural of George Floyd to celebrate Juneteenth, in Houston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A youth stands in front of a mural of George Floyd to celebrate Juneteenth, in Houston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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People kneel as they raise their fists during a protest at the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial to mark Juneteenth in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott

People kneel as they raise their fists during a protest at the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial to mark Juneteenth in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott

People kneel as they raise their fists during a protest at the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial to mark Juneteenth in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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A demonstrator wearing a mask walks next to police officers during events to mark Juneteenth, in New York City, New York. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A demonstrator wearing a mask walks next to police officers during events to mark Juneteenth, in New York City, New York. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A demonstrator wearing a mask walks next to police officers during events to mark Juneteenth, in New York City, New York. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Residents observe eight minutes and 46 seconds of silence at a vigil to mark Juneteenth, in Somerville, Massachusetts. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Residents observe eight minutes and 46 seconds of silence at a vigil to mark Juneteenth, in Somerville, Massachusetts. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Residents observe eight minutes and 46 seconds of silence at a vigil to mark Juneteenth, in Somerville, Massachusetts. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Marcie Hampton and Rod West show their children Major, 5, and Maya, 7, the place where the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, on Juneteenth, in Hampton, Virginia. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

Marcie Hampton and Rod West show their children Major, 5, and Maya, 7, the place where the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, on Juneteenth, in Hampton, Virginia. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

Marcie Hampton and Rod West show their children Major, 5, and Maya, 7, the place where the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, on Juneteenth, in Hampton, Virginia. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman
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Women take photos of names displayed on a fence as people take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. REUTERS/Idris Solomon

Women take photos of names displayed on a fence as people take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. REUTERS/Idris Solomon

Women take photos of names displayed on a fence as people take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. REUTERS/Idris Solomon
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A Tulsa Sheriff speaks on the phone while holding an assault rifle during events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

A Tulsa Sheriff speaks on the phone while holding an assault rifle during events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

A Tulsa Sheriff speaks on the phone while holding an assault rifle during events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant
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A protester wearing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt holds up a fist during a Juneteenth Freedom March for Juneteenth, in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

A protester wearing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt holds up a fist during a Juneteenth Freedom March for Juneteenth, in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

A protester wearing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt holds up a fist during a Juneteenth Freedom March for Juneteenth, in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
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Beccasodes, who did not provide a real name, speaks to protesters during a Juneteenth demonstration in Baltimore, Maryland.  REUTERS/Rosem Morton

Beccasodes, who did not provide a real name, speaks to protesters during a Juneteenth demonstration in Baltimore, Maryland.  REUTERS/Rosem Morton

Beccasodes, who did not provide a real name, speaks to protesters during a Juneteenth demonstration in Baltimore, Maryland.  REUTERS/Rosem Morton
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A woman sits at the back of the crowd during events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

A woman sits at the back of the crowd during events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

A woman sits at the back of the crowd during events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant
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Malakai Rivera-Douglas holds a sign from a vehicle at a rally to mark Juneteenth, in Pasadena, California. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Malakai Rivera-Douglas holds a sign from a vehicle at a rally to mark Juneteenth, in Pasadena, California. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Malakai Rivera-Douglas holds a sign from a vehicle at a rally to mark Juneteenth, in Pasadena, California. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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People take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. REUTERS/Idris Solomon

People take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. REUTERS/Idris Solomon

People take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. REUTERS/Idris Solomon
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Luther Leonard holds an American flag in Pan-African colors during a Juneteenth Freedom March in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Luther Leonard holds an American flag in Pan-African colors during a Juneteenth Freedom March in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Luther Leonard holds an American flag in Pan-African colors during a Juneteenth Freedom March in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
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People hold "Black Lives Matter" signs on the roof of the Catholic Community Services building, with names of Black people killed by police written on signs on the ground during a Juneteenth Freedom March in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

People hold "Black Lives Matter" signs on the roof of the Catholic Community Services building, with names of Black people killed by police written on signs on the ground during a Juneteenth Freedom March in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey...more

People hold "Black Lives Matter" signs on the roof of the Catholic Community Services building, with names of Black people killed by police written on signs on the ground during a Juneteenth Freedom March in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
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Rev Al Sharpton speaks on stage during events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

Rev Al Sharpton speaks on stage during events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

Rev Al Sharpton speaks on stage during events to mark Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant
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A person looks on during a justice ride organized by rapper Trae the Truth to celebrate Juneteenth, in Houston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A person looks on during a justice ride organized by rapper Trae the Truth to celebrate Juneteenth, in Houston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A person looks on during a justice ride organized by rapper Trae the Truth to celebrate Juneteenth, in Houston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A woman stands under a cloud of red smoke during a protest to mark Juneteenth, near the White House, in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott

A woman stands under a cloud of red smoke during a protest to mark Juneteenth, near the White House, in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott

A woman stands under a cloud of red smoke during a protest to mark Juneteenth, near the White House, in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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Rapper Paul Wall interacts with a police officer as people gather for a justice ride organized by rapper Trae the Truth to celebrate Juneteenth in Houston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Rapper Paul Wall interacts with a police officer as people gather for a justice ride organized by rapper Trae the Truth to celebrate Juneteenth in Houston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Rapper Paul Wall interacts with a police officer as people gather for a justice ride organized by rapper Trae the Truth to celebrate Juneteenth in Houston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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People take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in the Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan, New York City. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in the Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan, New York City. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in the Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan, New York City. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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People march during events to mark Juneteenth in New York City. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People march during events to mark Juneteenth in New York City. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People march during events to mark Juneteenth in New York City. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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People dance to music at a Juneteenth celebration in Hampton, Virginia. The event on Fort Monroe is near the site of the landing of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia in 1619. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

People dance to music at a Juneteenth celebration in Hampton, Virginia. The event on Fort Monroe is near the site of the landing of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia in 1619. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

People dance to music at a Juneteenth celebration in Hampton, Virginia. The event on Fort Monroe is near the site of the landing of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia in 1619. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman
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A woman and children wearing face masks pose for a picture as people take part in an event to mark Juneteenth in Atlanta, Georgia. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A woman and children wearing face masks pose for a picture as people take part in an event to mark Juneteenth in Atlanta, Georgia. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A woman and children wearing face masks pose for a picture as people take part in an event to mark Juneteenth in Atlanta, Georgia. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Protesters deliver a U.S. flag-covered coffin to the Federal Courthouse during events to mark Juneteenth in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

Protesters deliver a U.S. flag-covered coffin to the Federal Courthouse during events to mark Juneteenth in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

Protesters deliver a U.S. flag-covered coffin to the Federal Courthouse during events to mark Juneteenth in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant
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A woman raises her fist during a justice ride organized by rapper Trae the Truth to celebrate Juneteenth, in Houston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A woman raises her fist during a justice ride organized by rapper Trae the Truth to celebrate Juneteenth, in Houston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A woman raises her fist during a justice ride organized by rapper Trae the Truth to celebrate Juneteenth, in Houston, Texas.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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The Space Needle and the Seattle skyline are seen as members of the ILWU and A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) rally at the Port of Seattle during part of a West Coast port shutdown for Juneteenth, in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

The Space Needle and the Seattle skyline are seen as members of the ILWU and A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) rally at the Port of Seattle during part of a West Coast port shutdown for Juneteenth, in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey...more

The Space Needle and the Seattle skyline are seen as members of the ILWU and A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) rally at the Port of Seattle during part of a West Coast port shutdown for Juneteenth, in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
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People hold signs as they march during events to mark Juneteenth, in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

People hold signs as they march during events to mark Juneteenth, in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

People hold signs as they march during events to mark Juneteenth, in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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People watch as demonstrators march along Central Park during events to mark Juneteenth in New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People watch as demonstrators march along Central Park during events to mark Juneteenth in New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People watch as demonstrators march along Central Park during events to mark Juneteenth in New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A demonstrator holds a sign as she marches along Central Park during events to mark Juneteenth in New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A demonstrator holds a sign as she marches along Central Park during events to mark Juneteenth in New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A demonstrator holds a sign as she marches along Central Park during events to mark Juneteenth in New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Demonstrators raise their fists during events to mark Juneteenth in Brooklyn, New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

Demonstrators raise their fists during events to mark Juneteenth in Brooklyn, New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

Demonstrators raise their fists during events to mark Juneteenth in Brooklyn, New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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Ricco Wright poses for a photo on a street painted with a 'Black Lives Matter' message to mark Juneteenth in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Ricco Wright poses for a photo on a street painted with a 'Black Lives Matter' message to mark Juneteenth in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Ricco Wright poses for a photo on a street painted with a 'Black Lives Matter' message to mark Juneteenth in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted on Black Wall Street for events to mark Juneteenth in Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

A 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted on Black Wall Street for events to mark Juneteenth in Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

A 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted on Black Wall Street for events to mark Juneteenth in Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant
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Demonstrators raise their fists as they march along Central Park in New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Demonstrators raise their fists as they march along Central Park in New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Demonstrators raise their fists as they march along Central Park in New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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People take part in an event to mark Juneteenth in Atlanta, Georgia, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

People take part in an event to mark Juneteenth in Atlanta, Georgia, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

People take part in an event to mark Juneteenth in Atlanta, Georgia, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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People hold placards as they take part in events to mark Juneteenth in New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

People hold placards as they take part in events to mark Juneteenth in New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

People hold placards as they take part in events to mark Juneteenth in New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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A demonstrator is pictured as people take part in events to mark Juneteenth in Brooklyn, New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

A demonstrator is pictured as people take part in events to mark Juneteenth in Brooklyn, New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

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A demonstrator holds a flag as people take part in events to mark Juneteenth in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A demonstrator holds a flag as people take part in events to mark Juneteenth in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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Demonstrators march as they take part in events to mark Juneteenth amid nationwide protests against racial inequality in Harlem, New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Demonstrators march as they take part in events to mark Juneteenth amid nationwide protests against racial inequality in Harlem, New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Demonstrators march as they take part in events to mark Juneteenth amid nationwide protests against racial inequality in Harlem, New York, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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People hold banners as they take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

People hold banners as they take part in events to mark Juneteenth, in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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