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CU Buffs honor Juneteenth with Historic Five Points Juneteenth Parade

CU walked in Denver's annual Juneteenth parade to celebrate freedom and the Juneteenth holiday. (Brent DePaepe/CU Athletics)

By: DaWon Baker, Associate AD - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Student-athletes, coaches, staff and alumni celebrate Juneteenth by walking in Juneteenth Parade.

BOULDER – Although Juneteenth is not a new concept or holiday, CU Athletics has committed to not just learning about the day, but participating in the education and celebration of Juneteenth by participating in the Denver Juneteenth Festival. The Denver Juneteenth Festival is an annual celebration and opportunity to see the Juneteenth Parade and the historical significance of Juneteenth to the state of Colorado, which dates back to the 1950's.