Atlanta takes to the streets of downtown to celebrate Juneteenth

Atlanta, Georgia (CBS46) – It’s a joy.

“I’m here, I’m just celebrating life and celebrating my people,” Almetta White said.


“For me, Juneteenth means coming together to celebrate our heritage, to learn our heritage, to communicate with each other, to cooperate with each other, to stand together. And to really be able to show everyone else the beauty of our heritage, “said Sierra Jackson, Miss Black’s international ambassador.


“Freedom, liberation, unification and part of unity,” White said.

This is the Juneteenth, Atlanta style.

Being here with my little girl is amazing. The mood is right. “There are people who look like me here and people who don’t look like me here, and everything feels good,” said Nicholas Manning.

Imbued with meaning.

“I have just come to celebrate June 16th and its significance and to make sure that my children, more importantly, understand what it is all about. This is not just another “deleted” holiday. It’s a celebration of true freedom, “said Voronda Tillman, holding her daughter.

Full of hope for the future and passion for the present.

“Presentation is important, we see so many beauty standards so many times, but I’ve always wanted to apply African beauty standards because I’m African-American. I want to make sure that people can see a dark-skinned woman with chocolate skin, naturally curly hair, a degree from HBC, who is living her best life! said Jackson.

For one day, the streets of downtown Atlanta were blocked, families laughed and applauded, children danced, and people gathered.

If Juneteenth in downtown Atlanta had a say, it would be a joy.

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