(PHOTOS) Juneteenth celebration held in Tucker

Tanesha Lanier from one of the event sponsors RE Global participates in a unity walk during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Tucker, GA — Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker hosted Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee on Saturday, June 18.

“I’m very excited to be the organizer of Tucker’s very first Juneteenth Jubilee and I’m grateful for all the help I’ve received from the city and from the citizens,” said Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker founder Camille Mahdi. “I’m happy that people from diverse backgrounds can come together and celebrate the end of slavery, and I hope today is a great day for everyone and that we are able to do it again annually from this point on.”

The festivities included a unity walk down Main Street to Church Street Park where activities continued with live entertainment, food and vendors.

DeKalb County District 1 Commissioner Robert Patrick speaks during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Heather Hale holds a Black Lives Matter flag while listening to DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond speak during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Freda Hammonds from the NAACP DeKalb Branch at Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Tucker City Council Member Alexis Weaver and her daughters Hannah, on left, and Miriam participate in a unity walk during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Edwina Clanton, NAACP DeKalb Branch vice president, on left, and NAACP DeKalb Branch Political Action Committee member Carolyn Rose-Avila participate in a unity walk during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Benito Branche and his mother-in-law, long-time activist Jataun Valentine, participate in a unity walk during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
DeKalb Democrats participate in a unity walk during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Members of Main Street Theatre participate in a unity walk during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
People check out the vendors at Church Street Park during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Tanesha Lanier from one of the event sponsors RE Global and members of the NAACP DeKalb Branch line dance at Church Street Park during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
From left, Tucker City Council Member Anne Lerner, Tucker Mayor Frank Auman, DeKalb County District 1 Commissioner Robert Patrick, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, Tucker City Council Member Virginia Rece and Tucker City Council Member Cara Schroeder at Church Street Park during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
DeKalb County District 4 Commissioner Steve Bradshaw speaks during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker founder Camille Mahdi holds the banner before the start of a unity walk during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee on Saturday, June 18, 2022. “I’m very excited to be the organizer of Tucker’s very first Juneteenth Jubilee,” said Mahdi. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Tucker City Council Members Virginia Rece, on left, and Cara Schroeder on right help hold the banner during a unity walk that started off Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
People participate in a unity walk during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
NAACP DeKalb Branch President Lance Hammonds participates in a unity walk during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Unity walk participants chant after arriving at Church Street Park during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Tucker City Council Members Cara Schroeder and Anne Lerner pose for a photo at Church Street Park after participating in a unity walk during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Executive Chef Elaine James of Chef Elaine’s Catering Service dishes up food in the vendor area at Church Street Park during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Kanglia Bloodworth from J Grier Community Development Center in the vendor area at Church Street Park during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Kim Armstrong leads a line dance at Church Street Park during Tucker’s Juneteenth Jubilee hosted by Citizens for Family Activities in Tucker on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

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