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From left, Lisa Smith, Denise Weeks and Latarshia Hall react to Vivian Greenís performance during the "I Am Juneteenth" fest…

Photos: How Texans celebrated Juneteenth

Days after Congress passed a law proclaiming Juneteenth a federal holiday, Texas Tribune photographers captured how Texans celebrated June 19.

Lawrence Taylor, center, rides his bike during a Juneteenth celebration bike ride in Houston on June 18, 2021.
Bike riders listen to instructions before a Juneteenth bike ride in Houston, Texas.
Bike riders listened to instructions before a Juneteenth bike ride  in Houston on June 18, 2021.
Children scramble for candy during the annual Juneteenth parade in East Austin on June 19, 2021. Juneteenth commemorates Uni…
Austin residents celebrated during the annual Juneteenth parade in East Austin on June 19, 2021. Juneteenth commemorates Uni…
The Texas Buffalo Soldiers lead the annual Juneteenth parade in East Austin on June 19, 2021. Juneteenth commemorates Union …
Kennedé Wallace, Austin’s Miss Juneteenth waves to crowds during the annual Juneteenth parade in East Austin on June 19, 202…
Austin residents celebrated during the annual Juneteenth parade in East Austin on June 19, 2021. Juneteenth commemorates Uni…
Crystal Sellars hula hoops as the sun sets on the "I Am Juneteenth" festival at the Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth on…
Robyn Sims paints at her Creative Tingz shop stand during the "I Am Juneteenth" festival at the Panther Island Pavilion in F…
Dallas Summer Musicals director of education and community partnerships Devon Miller leads the group in a run through perfor…
Friends Ashton Thomas and Kiriston Arceneaux posed for a portrait together during the "I Am Juneteenth" festival at the Pant…
Aakosya performs at I Am Juneteenth festival at the Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth on June 19, 2021.
Trineese Potter paints at the Creative Tingz shop stand during the I Am Juneteenth festival at the Panther Island Pavilion i…
Brianna Williams plays with her daughters Hope and Faith during the "I Am Juneteenth" festival at the Panther Island Pavilio…
Fireworks conclude the "I Am Juneteenth" festival at the Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth on June 19, 2021.
Fireworks conclude the "I Am Juneteenth" festival at the Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth on June 19, 2021.
A fireworks show happily surprised some children during the conclusion of the "I Am Juneteenth Festival" at the Panther Isla…

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