Thursday, June 21, 2007

Juneteenth parade

Thandi Hicks of Kuumba House dances down Proctor Street during the Juneteenth Parade in Port Arthur on Tuesday, June 19, 2007. Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of Texas slaves in 1865.

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Tekoa Academy Drum Line members (from left to right) Angie Moore, 10; Lorenzo Henderson, 10; James Collins, 14; Amos Jones, 13; and Derek Moore, 7, practice before the Juneteenth Parade.

Miss Juneteenth, Ozen High School senior Danyelle Vaughn, 16, finds her place atop a truck before the Juneteenth Parade in Port Arthur.

Red Hat Society members Barbara Scott (left) and Jeanette Stafford (right) watch nearby preparations before the Juneteenth Parade in Port Arthur.

Believe it or not, this is every participating group in the parade. There were almost as many law enforcement officials in the parade as there were other parade participants.

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