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Archive - June 19th 2020, Juneteenth
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June 19th marks the annual observance of Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery in the US. Though the Emancipation Proclamation had been issued by Lincoln on January 1st, 1863, and the Confederate government had collapsed in April, 1865, it was not until June 19th of that year that Federal forces had been able to announce the freedom of enslaved people in the remote hold-out state of Texas.

Long observed in African-American communities, observances vary from region to region. Some traditions include picnicking, barbecuing, singing folk songs, reading the Emancipation Proclamation,...

Bruce Davidson 1992

USA. New York City. 1992. Central Park. Family picnic under a...
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Bruce Davidson 1962

USA. Tennessee. 1962.
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Eli Reed 1991

USA. 1991.
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Bruce Davidson 2006

USA. Portland, Oregon. 2006.
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Eve Arnold 1981

USA. VIRGINIA. Charlottesville. Dogwood festival. 1981.
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Hiroji Kubota 1992

USA. New York. 1989. The West Indies Day parade
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Peter van Agtmael 2018

USA. Baltimore, Maryland. 2018. Baltimore Ceasefire block party...
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Peter van Agtmael 2018

USA. Baltimore, Maryland. 2018. Baltimore Ceasefire parade. ...
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Alex Webb 2012

USA. Chili, NY. July, 2012. Family from Burkina Faso.
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Rene Burri 1978

USA. New York City. Harlem block party.
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Alec Soth 2015

USA. Portland, Oregon. 2015. Walking Woodlawn Triangle with Leonard....
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Martin Parr 1997

USA. Florida. 1997.
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David Alan Harvey 2012

USA. Las Vegas, NV. 2012. The Robles family grills steak during...
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Bruce Gilden 2014

USA. Minneapolis, Minn. 2014. Minnesota State Fair.
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Martin Parr 2010

USA. Atlanta. Food at Harold's BBQ restaurant. 2011.
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Bruno Barbey 2013

USA. Texas. 2013. The Salt Lick.
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Eli Reed 1985

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Bruce Davidson 1962

USA. Mississippi. 1962.
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Alec Soth 2015

USA. New Orleans, LA. 2015. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina....
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Constantine Manos 1974

USA. Massachusetts. Boston. 1974. Lining up for Shrinners'...
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Wayne Miller 1946

USA. Chicago, IL. 1946. The Negro League's East-West Game at...
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Guy Le Querrec 1969

Mahalia JACKSON (vocals) - USA.
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Christopher Anderson 2006

USA. New Orleans, Louisiana. 2006. A singer in a band of marching...
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Danny Lyon 1964

USA. Selma, Alabama. October 1964. The Freedom Choir in the Tabernacle...
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Danny Lyon 1964

USA. Mississippi. Summer 1964. A meeting of the Mississippi Freedom...
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Leonard Freed 1963

USA. South Carolina. 1963. Christmas night watch.
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Hiroji Kubota 1969

USA. Mississippi. 1969.
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Eve Arnold 1968

USA. New York City. Black lady at a garden party at Count Basie's...
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Bruce Davidson 1962

USA. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1962. NAACP convention.
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Bruce Davidson 1962

USA. Mississippi. 1963. Black Americans.
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Bruce Davidson 1962

USA. New York City. 1962.
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Wayne Miller 1947

USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1947. Gospel Service.
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Danny Lyon 1963

USA. 1963. Young men at a civil rights gathering.
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Eli Reed 1995

USA. Washington D.C. November 16, 1995. Million Man March.
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Hiroji Kubota 1963

USA. Washington, D.C. 1963. March on Washington.
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Leonard Freed 1963

USA. Washington, D.C. August 28, 1963. Demonstrators sing "We...
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Wayne Miller 1947

USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1947. Blues at the Maxwell Street flea...
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David Alan Harvey 2003

USA. Louisiana. 2003. Cajun country.
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David Alan Harvey 2006

USA. New Orleans. 2006 The Black Indian chiefs were fewer in...
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David Alan Harvey 2006

USA. New Orleans. 2006. The Black Indian chiefs were fewer in...
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Ian Berry 2001

USA. Louisiana. New Orleans. French Quarter. Jazz musicians...
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David Alan Harvey 2006

USA. Mississippi. 2006. Willie KING, blues legend, juke joint....
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David Alan Harvey 2006

USA. Alabama. 2006. Young girl sings with her guitar playing...
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Alex Webb 2016

USA. Brooklyn, New York. 2016. Brownsville. Easter Sunday.
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Alex Majoli 2008

USA. New York City. November 4, 2008. Election night in Harlem....
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Paul Fusco 2009

USA. NYC. January 20th, 2009. Watching a broadcast of President...
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Bruce Davidson 1962

USA. New York. 1962. Mother Brown, 110 years old, who was born...
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Bruce Davidson 1962

USA. New York City. 1962. Mother BROWN, born into slavery in...
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