CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Juneteenth celebrations are currently underway. It's a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., and how the news was brought to slaves in Texas.
A luncheon was held Monday at the Emerald Beach Hotel by the Corpus Christi Juneteenth Coalition. Some area businesses were honored during the luncheon, including Kiii-TV.
Juneteenth is officially marked on June 19.
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