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Eva Marcille Hosted an Incredible Backyard Juneteenth Celebration: PICS

The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum hosted Kandi Burruss and Kenya Moore at the outdoor fete. 

By Abby Feiner
Eva Marcille Juneteenth Celebration

Eva Marcille celebrated Juneteenth by hosting an incredible backyard fete for her family and friends, including The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kandi Burruss and Kenya Moore.

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"Juneteenth at [Eva's] house was lit!" Kandi wrote in an Instagram post. As seen in the photos, the backyard was filled with stunning décor, but the most eye-catching decorative piece of the day was a black backdrop sign with "Juneteenth" written across it and a green, red, and black ballon arch surrounding it. 

In honor of the day, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, Eva and her husband, Mike Sterling, donned shirts that had "July Fourth" crossed out and Juneteenth printed beneath. Kenya, meanwhile, wore the “Phenomenally Black” tee from Phenomenal Woman, an organization that brings awareness to social causes. All proceeds from the shirt benefit Black Future Labs, a non-profit founded by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza that works to build Black political power. 

In her own post, Kenya showed some of the friend trio's little ones playing together all around Eva's backyard and enjoying time in a blow-up pool. "Thank you [Eva] for an amazing day celebrating [Juneteenth]," she wrote "[Brooklyn] didn’t want to leave and your family and friends are just as woke as you are. We love you!"

While Eva's outdoor celebration was clearly a success, RHOA's Porsha Williams recently penned a powerful essay for TODAY explaining why every American should celebrate Juneteenth. 

"Juneteenth has been celebrated predominantly by African Americans. The country doesn’t collectively pause to recognize Juneteenth. Nobody takes off work or sets off fireworks or invites people to celebrate. But 2020 is different — 2020 is about change," she wrote in part. "A change of mind, a change of culture, a change of legislation and a change of heart. This year, Juneteenth isn’t just a Black holiday, as it has been for so long. We are going to celebrate it as an American holiday — as the day America set itself free from the evil clutches of its past."

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