Juneteenth parade held in NW Houston

June 22, 2011 8:46:24 AM PDT
Houstonians celebrated an early Juneteenth with a parade through northwest Houston. Children cheered as they drove by on trucks. Cheerleaders and bands from local schools also marched in the parade in the acres homes community.

Juneteenth, which is June 19th, commemorates the day Union Troops arrived in Texas to inform slaves they were free.