Black Lives Matter OKC Hosts Juneteenth Celebration


Saturday, June 20th 2020, 11:19 pm
By: Brian Mueller


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Black Lives Matter OKC celebrated Juneteenth with a block party Saturday night in Oklahoma City.

The group is using this weekend to not only celebrate the holiday but advance their cause as well.

Earlier in the day, a speaker spoke to the crowd about knowing your rights when interacting with law enforcement.

There was also a voter registration tent set up for unregistered voters.

Organizers said it was encouraging to see such a big and diverse turnout.

"If you look around, there's faces,” Black Lives Matter OKC attorney Auziah Antwine said. “There's black faces, white faces, Asian faces, Latino and Latina faces. We are here. This is a community effort. This holiday and event, though it celebrates Black freedom, this is for everyone.”

Black Lives Matter OKC’s Juneteenth weekend will conclude at 3 p.m. Sunday with a Children's March for Justice at F.D. Moon Middle School.