Updated: Mar 9, 2022
I have fond memories about celebrating Juneteenth with my family in Minneapolis and in East Texas, where my husband's family is from. Juneteenth on the Northside of Minneapolis was one of the biggest, if not the largest Black community gathering in Minnesota. Starting with a full parade early in the morning and seeing tons of Black families lined up on the curbsides of Penn and Glenwood Avenues North. There was Live Music, Drill Teams, Exhibitions, Community Leaders, Black Owned Businesses (BOB), and great Food Vendors, in fact, I was a food vendor once.