Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865 - two and a half years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 - Major General Gordon Granger and Union soldiers announced in Galveston, Texas that the war had ended and that all Black Americans were free.
Juneteenth began as a celebration for freed Black Americans in Texas, but eventually grew to be a celebration for all freed Black Americans throughout the United States.
This is a day to celebrate freedoms, triumphs, and victories! While the journey for unity and equity continues, along with it comes greater opportunities to celebrate culture and strive for advancement of all people! ... See MoreSee Less