Juneteenth Celebrations

Anchorage celebrated Juneteenth over the weekend. Events included a freedom rally, father’s day prayer, a pageant, food, and musical performances. The event organizer, Jasmine Smith, spoke to us about the importance of the holiday.

“It’s all about uplifting our culture, it’s about knowing where we came from and went through as a people and celebrating our success, and our future, and that we are free! And that’s what it’s about, paying homage to our ancestors.”