Jun 26, 2015
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Another successful Juneteenth has come and gone, and we’ve got pictures to prove it. The Neighborhood Block Association, City of Richmond and the Chevron Richmond Refinery were the event’s presenting sponsors.

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of freed slaves in Texas. As African American Texans migrated to other communities, descendants held celebrations throughout the United States and around the world.



About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.