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Celebrate Juneteenth with guitar heroes, a free Ledisi concert, film, sculpture and more

The events of 2020, for better and for worse, shone a light on Black history, culture and traditions to a near-unprecedented degree. So prominent was this recognition that just this week the U.S. Congress voted to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Although only a few Bay Area counties had already made the declaration, the Bay has a long history of celebrating Black history, nurturing Black activism and observing Black traditions. Juneteenth fits all three descriptions. With many of California’s COVID-related restrictions vanishing this week, there’s no shortage of virtual and (responsible) in-person events to celebrate the holiday.