Coverage of this year’s Juneteenth Festival in Clinton Square held Saturday, June 18, was conducted by a Team of The Stand’s Community Correspondents.
Ruthnie Angrand, Miguel Balbuena, Jeremiah Howell, Katherine Hills and her mother, Cheryl Dixon-Hills, who was so inspired by the day’s celebration she contributed a personal reflection.
Also contributing was Brenda Muhammad who wrote a piece on the
Ancestral Recognition Celebration held June 16 and who collected several Q&As from the June 18 event with Newhouse reporter Durrie Bouscaren.
Below are several of our favorite shots from the day:
LaToya Griffin with her 2-year-old son Aiden looks on with pride as she watches her husband Byron Griffin represent Station 9 in Syracuse's Juneteenth parade held Saturday, June 18, 2011. -- Photo by Katherine Hills
Baby Girl Tyara Oliver, 7, and Pretty Girl Aliyah Felder, 9, attend the festival at Clinton Square during the annual Juneteenth celebration on June 18, 2011. -- Photo by Ruthnie Angrand
Pretty Girls Rock, a young girls mentoring group, performs during the Juneteenth Parade held Saturday, June 18, 2011. -- Photo by Ruthnie Angrand
The Somali Bantu community congregate to watch Syracuse's 2011 Juneteenth parade. -- Photo by Miguel Balbuena
The Winston Gaskin Community Walk for Wellness began at Thorndon Park in Syracuse June, 18, 2011 and drew participants representing the community from young to old. The main purpose for the walk was to educate the community on combating childhood obesity. -- Photo by Jeremiah Howell
Flowers blossomed at Thorndon Park during the Third annual Winston Gaskin Community Walk for Wellness June, 18, 2011. -- Photo by Jeremiah Howell
To see more photos from the day, view the slideshow below: