Symbolizing freedom and power, red foods are traditionally featured in Juneteenth holiday spreads. Here’s where to find them at Los Angeles’ best Black-owned restaurants and markets.
The first Juneteenth celebrations were recorded in the state of Texas in 1866, describing family and church gatherings with tablescapes of vibrant summer fruits, fried fish and chicken, and poundcake. In the years to follow, festivities spread throughout Southern states and eventually made their way to the Midwest and both coasts.
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