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Telling the story of liberation through soul food

 key lime pie
Assia Johnson
Cornbread and andouille dressing.

Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the end of chattel slavery in the United States, has been celebrated by African Americans in communities across the country since the late 1800s.

However, the holiday was not widely celebrated by Americans when President Joe Biden signed legislation in 2021 making Juneteenth a federal holiday — and a renewed interest in the culture, customs and traditions was born.

On Cincinnati Edition, we explore the history and traditions of Juneteenth through food with three Cincinnati chefs, along with recipes that you can make with your family and friends for the holiday weekend.

RECIPE: Aunt Flora's quick, no-mess key lime pie

RECIPE: Jeffery Harris' Southern baked beans

RECIPE: Watermelon radish salad with lime berebe dressing


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