Longtime Texas tradition celebrating Miss Juneteenth brings holiday into focus

De hecho, Juneteenth – which takes place on June 19 – is the oldest commemoration of the end of slavery en los EE.UU.

De acuerdo a Juneteenth.com, the holidaycommemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.

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Juneteenth celebrations also often include barbecues, música, prayer services and other events – including the Miss Juneteenth Pageant.

Participants in the decades-old Miss Juneteenth Pageant in Fort Worth, Texas, compete for a scholarship to a historically Black college or university. (iStock)

Participants in the decades-old Miss Juneteenth Pageant in Fort Worth, Texas, compete for a scholarship to a historically Black college or university. (iStock)

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