Juneteenth Parade in Bryan

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It's a day to recognize the end of slavery, and all over the Brazos Valley, people celebrated Juneteenth on Saturday.

Folks in Bryan turned out for a parade along Martin Luther King Street this morning.

Hundreds of people watched, but many participated, and even on horseback.

There were contests for the best dance group, and float, but participants say they didn't forget the real reason for getting together.

"Most of all freedom that's the best I can put it. I think that's the short term to put it: freedom," said Adrian Bennett, of the Wellborn Regulators Riding Club.

Juneteenth is traditionally celebrated on June 19th. This Thursday, on the 19th, the Brazos Valley African American museum will hold a Juneteenth celebration.