Columbia NAACP President Mary Ratliff serves Saturday as grand marshal of the the city's annual Juneteenth parade.

Columbia NAACP President Mary Ratliff serves Saturday as grand marshal of the the city’s annual Juneteenth parade.

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Members of the Columbia NAACP march Saturday in the city's annual Juneteenth parade.

Members of the Columbia NAACP march Saturday in the city’s annual Juneteenth parade.

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A moment from the June 15, 2024 Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

A moment from the June 15, 2024 Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

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On-air personalities from KOMU Channel 8 in Columbia participate Saturday during the city's annual Juneteenth parade.

On-air personalities from KOMU Channel 8 in Columbia participate Saturday during the city’s annual Juneteenth parade.

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A Boone Health Care ambulance participates in Saturday's annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

A Boone Health Care ambulance participates in Saturday’s annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

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Columbia city council members take part Saturday in the city's annual Juneteenth parade.

Columbia city council members take part Saturday in the city’s annual Juneteenth parade.

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Columbia Mayor Barbara Buffaloe, right, and other city council members, including Ward 2 member Lisa Meyer particpate Saturday in the city's annual Juneteenth parade.

Columbia Mayor Barbara Buffaloe, right, and other city council members, including Ward 2 member Lisa Meyer particpate Saturday in the city’s annual Juneteenth parade.

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Columbia Ward 6 council member Betsy Peters waves enthusiastically to the crowd Saturday during the city's annual Juneteenth parade.

Columbia Ward 6 council member Betsy Peters waves enthusiastically to the crowd Saturday during the city’s annual Juneteenth parade.

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Members of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church participate Saturday in Columbia's annual Juneteenth parade.

Members of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church participate Saturday in Columbia’s annual Juneteenth parade.

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A moment from the June 15, 2024 Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

A moment from the June 15, 2024 Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

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A moment from the June 15, 2024 Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

A moment from the June 15, 2024 Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

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Leaders with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri participate in Saturday's annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

Leaders with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri participate in Saturday’s annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

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A child gets some candy from relative while watching Saturday's annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

A child gets some candy from relative while watching Saturday’s annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

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Members of EBE's Dance Team The Royal Lionettes put on a performance Saturday during the annual Junteenth parade in Columbia.

Members of EBE’s Dance Team The Royal Lionettes put on a performance Saturday during the annual Junteenth parade in Columbia.

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A Battle High School Spartan cheer squad participates Saturday in Columbia's annual Juneteenth Parade.

A Battle High School Spartan cheer squad participates Saturday in Columbia’s annual Juneteenth Parade.

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Members of Progressive Missionary Baptist Church take part in Saturday's annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

Members of Progressive Missionary Baptist Church take part in Saturday’s annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

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A moment from the June 15, 2024 Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

A moment from the June 15, 2024 Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

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A moment from the June 15, 2024 Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

A moment from the June 15, 2024 Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

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A participant in Saturday's annual Juneteenth Parade in Columbia prepares to blow a bubble.

A participant in Saturday’s annual Juneteenth Parade in Columbia prepares to blow a bubble.

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A participant in Saturday's annual Juneteenth Parade in Columbia gives a wave to the crowd.

A participant in Saturday’s annual Juneteenth Parade in Columbia gives a wave to the crowd.

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Children stand on the sidelines Saturday watching the annual Juneteeth parade in Columbia.

Children stand on the sidelines Saturday watching the annual Juneteeth parade in Columbia.

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Boone County staff and elected officials take part in Saturday's annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

Boone County staff and elected officials take part in Saturday’s annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

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Boone County Northen District Commissioner Janet Thompson lets bubbles fly from a wand Saturday during Columbia's annual Junteenth parade.

Boone County Northen District Commissioner Janet Thompson lets bubbles fly from a wand Saturday during Columbia’s annual Junteenth parade.

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Boone County Democrats decked out a truck Saturday showcasing candidates for various offices for Columbia's Juneteenth parade. Candidates also walked along side, not pictured.

Boone County Democrats decked out a truck Saturday showcasing candidates for various offices for Columbia’s Juneteenth parade. Candidates also walked along side, not pictured.

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Local members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America participate in Saturday's annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

Local members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America participate in Saturday’s annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

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Members representing the Boone County Community Bail Fund participate Saturday in the annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

Members representing the Boone County Community Bail Fund participate Saturday in the annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

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A person riding in a vehicle Saturday during the annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia prepares to throw some candy to parade watchers.

A person riding in a vehicle Saturday during the annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia prepares to throw some candy to parade watchers.

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Boone County Republicans, including candidates for office take part in Saturday's annual Juneteenth parade in downtown Columbia.

Boone County Republicans, including candidates for office take part in Saturday’s annual Juneteenth parade in downtown Columbia.

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Memorial banners are displayed on a truck taking part Saturday in Columbia's annual Juneteenth parade.

Memorial banners are displayed on a truck taking part Saturday in Columbia’s annual Juneteenth parade.

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Members of the Upsilon Iota Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. participate in Saturday's annual Juneteenth parade in downtown Columbia.

Members of the Upsilon Iota Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. participate in Saturday’s annual Juneteenth parade in downtown Columbia.

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Missouri Symphony board member Enola White takes part in Saturday's annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

Missouri Symphony board member Enola White takes part in Saturday’s annual Juneteenth parade in Columbia.

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Young dancers take part Saturday in Columbia's annual Juneteenth Parade.

Young dancers take part Saturday in Columbia’s annual Juneteenth Parade.

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Young dancers take part Saturday in Columbia's annual Juneteenth Parade.

Young dancers take part Saturday in Columbia’s annual Juneteenth Parade.

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Young dancers take part Saturday in Columbia's annual Juneteenth parade.

Young dancers take part Saturday in Columbia’s annual Juneteenth parade.

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Members of Boone County Community Against Violence hold up signs and wear shirts Saturday featuring images of those lost to gun violence during Columbia's annual Juneteenth parade.

Members of Boone County Community Against Violence hold up signs and wear shirts Saturday featuring images of those lost to gun violence during Columbia’s annual Juneteenth parade.

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