Juneteenth celebration in Linden Park focuses on youth, ending violence
Brooklyn residents celebrated Juneteenth at Linden Park on Monday.
The celebration was coordinated by Council Member Charles Barron, East New York Restoration and The Victory Music & Dance Company. It was aimed at ending violence and empowering young Black children.
Attendees and participants in the celebration listened to spoken word poetry, observed dance performances and enjoyed live music.
Barron and former Council Member Ines Barron says their offices have been celebrating Juneteenth for over two decades.
Speakers at the celebration said they hope this celebration of emancipation keeps growing every year.