This year marks the 155th anniversary of the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. A day that celebrates liberation, in 2020 calls for justice against systemic inequities Black communities face. Marches were organized in Middletown, Bridgeport and Hartford as well as many cities and towns. See photos and hear Connecticut voices from Juneteenth events across the state on Friday.
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Reporting by Tyler Russell, Nicole Leonard and Frankie Graziano. Video editing by Tyler Russell. Audio editing by Harriet Jones. Photos by Joe Amon, Tyler Russell and Ryan Caron King.