Juneteenth has been celebrated across America since the late 1800s, but has never been recognized as an official federal holiday until just this week. For many, the change was welcome, but just the beginning of the work that needs to be done—like “educating future generations on what we as Black people have been through,” as the New Yorker Vinn Bryant put it at the Brooklyn Museum’s second annual “Honoring Juneteenth” event on Saturday, June 19. The institution was founded three decades after the day when enslaved people in Texas found out they had technically been free under the Emancipation Proclamation for two-and-a-half years. It’s hardly alone in just beginning to commemorate and celebrate that historic moment—and in planning to for years to come. (This year they did so with the locals behind the Good Company Bike Club, Meditating for Black Lives, and the Black Chef Movement.) Meet some of the hundreds in attendance, who shared the personal significance of Juneteenth with the New York City-based visual artist collective Souls in Focus, here.