In photos: America celebrates Juneteenth
People across the U.S. participated in Juneteenth celebrations on Friday, the date that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S.
Why it matters: The celebrations come as the Black Lives Matter movement experiences a revitalization in the wake of George Floyd's death. Protests have consumed the country over excessive use of force by police — bringing racial inequality back into the forefront of America's consciousness.
Go deeper: Juneteenth grows across the U.S.