Rob Davis

Special to The Augusta Chronicle

Rachel, Zion and Marquis Brinson pose with their pet Maison at the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Rachel, Zion and Marquis Brinson pose with their pet Maison at the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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April Sempe Foster entertains the crowd from the main stage during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

April Sempe Foster entertains the crowd from the main stage during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Attendees dance in front of the main stage during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Attendees dance in front of the main stage during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Tweetie and Bossie Williams pose with costumed characters that entertained children at the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Tweetie and Bossie Williams pose with costumed characters that entertained children at the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Artist Barugi Tucker works on a painting at the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Artist Barugi Tucker works on a painting at the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Vendors Lateek Burnell and his son, Jonah, pose in front of their booth at the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Vendors Lateek Burnell and his son, Jonah, pose in front of their booth at the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Children play in one of the bounce houses at the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Children play in one of the bounce houses at the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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April Sempe Foster entertains the crowd from the main stage during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

April Sempe Foster entertains the crowd from the main stage during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Melanie, Cameron and Willie White enjoy the festivities at the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Melanie, Cameron and Willie White enjoy the festivities at the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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DJ King Kong plays music for the crowd during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

DJ King Kong plays music for the crowd during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Attendees dance in front of the main stage during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Attendees dance in front of the main stage during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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April Sampe Foster dances and speaks to the crowd during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

April Sampe Foster dances and speaks to the crowd during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Attendees dance in front of the main stage during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Attendees dance in front of the main stage during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Leather crafts hang from a display at a vendor booth during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Leather crafts hang from a display at a vendor booth during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Herman Cummings pulls a slab of ribs from the grill at the Gullah Q Low Country BBQ food truck during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Herman Cummings pulls a slab of ribs from the grill at the Gullah Q Low Country BBQ food truck during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Vendor prepares beverages at the Pineapple Island booth during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Vendor prepares beverages at the Pineapple Island booth during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Dr. Mac Bowman, Piedmont Augusta Healthcare, speaks to attendees from the main stage during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Dr. Mac Bowman, Piedmont Augusta Healthcare, speaks to attendees from the main stage during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Musicians perform on the main stage during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Musicians perform on the main stage during the 8th Annual Juneteenth Augusta Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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