Omaha joined communities across the nation in celebrating the ban against slavery in the United States with the annual Juneteenth Parade.
Juneteenth marks the day when a quarter-millions slaves in Texas first learned of their freedom on June 19th, 1865.
Onlookers along 30th Street enjoyed dancers, drummers and the freebies provided by local businesses. Juneteenth gives everyone a chance to remember African-Americans’ struggle for freedom.
"I really enjoy that they have from little kids to older people, from African-Americans and Caucasians, it's a little bit of a mixture of everything and that just goes to show you we came a long way,” said Jessica Valdase of Omaha.
The parade had to be cut short after about 45 minutes due to rain and lightning.