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Community Supports Juneteenth Celebration

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BILLINGS -

Dozens of people took advantage of the gorgeous weather to celebrate and educate about the abolition of slavery on Saturday.

People gathered at South Park to mark "Juneteenth," which technically falls on June 19. That's the anniversary of when Texas recognized the abolition of slavery, making it the final state to do so. The group celebrated with barbeque and music.

"It's a wonderful day. It's beautiful. The sun is shining, and the people are excited to be here. They've come on time. It's just an exciting time we're getting ready to have here," said Melvin Terry, president of the Black Heritage Foundation of Yellowstone County.

The "Juneteenth" celebration kicked off around noon and was scheduled to wrap up around five.

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