Did Kamala Harris Celebrate Juneteenth With a Dinner Served by Black Servants?

Viral photos depict a dinner for female senators, not an event tied to the new federal holiday.

Viral social media posts claim to show Vice President Kamala Harris and a number of senators celebrating Juneteenth while being served by black servants. 

The dinner was not, in fact, a celebration of Juneteenth but a dinner Harris hosted at the Naval Observatory—the vice president’s residence—for women in the U.S. Senate. Harris invited all 24 female senators—eight Republicans and 16 Democrats—and all but three of whom were present. The get-together occurred on June 15 and the pictures from the social media posts come from tweets shared by senators who attended. Sen. Marsha Blackburn told Sean Hannity that the night’s conversation was apolitical. 

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