ELECTRA, TX (KAUZ) - Many Electra residents celebrated the city's annual Juneteenth event on Saturday.
Juneteenth celebrates the day slaves in Galveston found out slavery had been abolished, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect.
Those who came out to the celebration said this is a great way to bring members of the community together.
"It brings people together, and it makes people come to an understanding of what the holiday actually means," said William Adams, an Electra resident.
Shirley Monroe, a member of the Electra Juneteenth committee, agreed.
Monroe said she is glad to see the people of Electra unite.