The community gathered at Julia Davis Park in downtown Boise on Saturday for the fourth annual “Family Celebration” Juneteenth event

Last year, the state and federal government signed into law a law that designates June 19 as an official holiday

Celebrated by black communities across the country to honor the emancipation of enslaved African Americans during the end of the Civil War

The Boise community wasn’t the only city in Idaho celebrating Juneteenth this weekend

There were statewide holiday celebrations with events in Twin Falls and Lapvai.

Students at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg celebrate the date Monday.

Juneth is a very dark and happy place for expatriates

Throughout the celebration, the organizers are actively reminding attendees to stay hydrated, well nourished and aware of COVID-19 thoughts

As a fighter against slavery in Kansas, Emery was well versed in the topic of emancipation,” Cotham wrote in his Juneteenth book.

The forty-one words of a brief 93-word order encouraging slaves to keep and work.