The City of Peekskill celebrated Juneteenth on Saturday, commemorating the day slaves in Texas learned they had been freed. It is the oldest continuously celebrated African-American holiday.
The celebration in Peekskill began with speeches at the AME Zion Park Street Church followed by a parade through the streets of downtown, which included Grand Marshals Lois Bronz and actor Michael K. Williams. Marchers from all over Westchester County were led by an honor guard from West Point.
A celebration followed which included a river cruise, trolley rides, an Underground Railroad tour and a riverfront concert.