Fact check: Images show Kamala Harris at senators' dinner, not celebrating Juneteenth

The claim: These images show Kamala Harris celebrating Juneteenth alongside white women who are being served by people with colorCelebrities like Usher and Lupita Nyong’o celebrated the fact that President Joe Biden declared Juneteenth a federal holiday. Some social media users claim that the nation's first Black vice-president didn't do much for the occasion.Four photos from a June 20 Facebook post include Kamala Harris, Vice President and several white women enjoying a meal. Harris is seen in one image holding a raised glass while two other images zoom in on those of color not at the table.The caption to the post, which has been shared more than 1,300 times, reads "Happy Juneteenth yall."Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in America and more specifically the arrival of Union soldiers in Texas following the Civil War. Two years after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, they brought the news of emancipation.Many other versions of this Facebook post were also widely shared on social media. The images depict Harris at a bipartisan dinner of female senators four days prior to Juneteenth.Fact Check: Online false claims that Kamala Harris arranged for plane boarding are a common sightUSA TODAY reached out the Facebook user who posted the comment.Images taken at the senators' dinnerThese images were taken on June 15, just a few days after Biden signed the bill declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday.Harris invited all 24 female senators (16 Democrats and eight Republicans) to dinner at the official residence of the vice-presidential residence, the Naval Observatory in Washington. On Twitter, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) thanked the vice president.One of the images she shared is identical to the one shared in the Facebook post. A second tweet by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) shows Harris toasting the group at her table.We continue our tradition of hosting a bipartisan women senators dinner. Tonight's dinner was hosted by the Vice President. pic.twitter.com/4qalGRZh9A Senator Lisa Murkowski (@lisamurkowski). June 16, 2021It was not held to commemorate Juneteenth, but it is an annual bipartisan event that female senators hold. Harris shared her thoughts about the holiday via a tweet.Continue the story"We have made great strides. We have a long way to go. Today is a day to celebrate. Everyone, Happy Juneteenth! In a June 19 tweet she stated the following: "Happy Juneteenth, everybody!"Fact Check: The viral list of names used by border patrol agents more than 100 years ago is a factUSA TODAY reached out for comment to the office of the vice president.Our rating: FalseBased on our research, the claim that Harris is seen in four images celebrating Juneteenth with a group white women and being served by people from color is false. These images were taken at Harris' Washington home four days before the holiday. This dinner is an annual tradition among female senators.Sources for fact-checking:We appreciate your support of our journalism. Subscribe to our print edition, an ad-free digital newspaper or electronic replica by clicking here.Facebook grants part of our fact-checking work.This article first appeared on USA TODAY. Fact check: Harris hosted dinner to honor female senators. Images show