Erin Hubbard-Witcher, Miss Juneteenth 2023, performs a dance to at the start of the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Erin Hubbard-Witcher, Miss Juneteenth 2023, performs a dance to at the start of the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Miss Wilmington of Miss America 2024 Kaylynn Pride acts as master of ceremonies during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Miss Wilmington of Miss America 2024 Kaylynn Pride acts as master of ceremonies during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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The contestants perform together during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

The contestants perform together during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Justice Witcher sings in the talent portion as she competes at the junior queen level during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Justice Witcher sings in the talent portion as she competes at the junior queen level during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Ke'Moni Woodus, 10, performs a spoken word delivery as she competes at the junior queen level during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Ke’Moni Woodus, 10, performs a spoken word delivery as she competes at the junior queen level during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Korea Gray, 10, performs a dance as Harriet Tubman as she competes at the junior queen level during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Korea Gray, 10, performs a dance as Harriet Tubman as she competes at the junior queen level during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Kandace Cephas, 10, sings Aretha Franklin's

Kandace Cephas, 10, sings Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” as she competes at the junior queen level during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Alexis Hall plays the violin in the talent portion as she competes at the showcase queen level during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Alexis Hall plays the violin in the talent portion as she competes at the showcase queen level during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Tayla Robeson delivers a spoken work performance in the talent portion during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Tayla Robeson delivers a spoken work performance in the talent portion during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Jakayla Wise sings Billie Holiday's

Jakayla Wise sings Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Elise Phillip dances during the talent portion as she competes during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Elise Phillip dances during the talent portion as she competes during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Takira Cephas performs as parents take the stage during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Takira Cephas performs as parents take the stage during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Estena Coles sings as parents take the stage during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Estena Coles sings as parents take the stage during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Justice Witcher is accompanied by her father, Justin Witcher Sr. during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Justice Witcher is accompanied by her father, Justin Witcher Sr. during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Alexis Hall is accompanied by her father, Alex as she competes at the showcase queen level during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Alexis Hall is accompanied by her father, Alex as she competes at the showcase queen level during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Senior queen contestant Tayla Robeson is presented by her uncle, Kenneth Mathis, as she competes during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Senior queen contestant Tayla Robeson is presented by her uncle, Kenneth Mathis, as she competes during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Elise Phillip is accompanied by her father, Alonzo, as she competes during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Elise Phillip is accompanied by her father, Alonzo, as she competes during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Contestant Jakayla Wise (left) picks a question as 2021 Miss Juneteenth Sophia Hughes assists in the question portion during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Contestant Jakayla Wise (left) picks a question as 2021 Miss Juneteenth Sophia Hughes assists in the question portion during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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2023 Miss Juneteenth Erin Hubbard-Witcher has one last moment in her reign during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

2023 Miss Juneteenth Erin Hubbard-Witcher has one last moment in her reign during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Jakayla Wise reacts as she is named the Miss Juneteenth winner during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Jakayla Wise reacts as she is named the Miss Juneteenth winner during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Jakayla Wise is named Miss Juneteenth Delaware 2024 as previous winner Erin Hubbard-Witcher (left) and master of ceremonies Kaylynn Pride award her the sash, flowers and crown during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Jakayla Wise is named Miss Juneteenth Delaware 2024 as previous winner Erin Hubbard-Witcher (left) and master of ceremonies Kaylynn Pride award her the sash, flowers and crown during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Jakayla Wise reacts as she is named the Miss Juneteenth winner during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Jakayla Wise reacts as she is named the Miss Juneteenth winner during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Jakayla Wise is named Miss Juneteenth Delaware 2024 as previous winner Erin Hubbard Witcher (left) and master of ceremonies Kaylynn Pride award her the sash, flowers and crown during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Jakayla Wise is named Miss Juneteenth Delaware 2024 as previous winner Erin Hubbard Witcher (left) and master of ceremonies Kaylynn Pride award her the sash, flowers and crown during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Jakayla Wise is named Miss Juneteenth Delaware 2024 as 2021 winner Sophia Hughes (left) and master of ceremonies Kaylynn Pride adjust her the sash, flowers and crown during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Jakayla Wise is named Miss Juneteenth Delaware 2024 as 2021 winner Sophia Hughes (left) and master of ceremonies Kaylynn Pride adjust her the sash, flowers and crown during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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Jakayla Wise reacts as she is named the Miss Juneteenth Delaware winner during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Jakayla Wise reacts as she is named the Miss Juneteenth Delaware winner during the 27th annual Miss Juneteenth Delaware pageant at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, Saturday, June 29, 2024.

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