Juneteenth (June 19) is the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. While many think the Emancipation Proclamation was the end of slavery in the US, it actually persisted for another 2 years when the last slaves in Galveston, TX were finally informed of their freedom. This day serves as a celebration and an opportunity for education and recognition of achievement. It is a time to reflect on our country's past and remind ourselves why it is imperative to continually be seeking understanding and equity. Below are a few educational reading options to learn more about Juneteenth.
Click here to visit the official Juneteenth website.
Click here to read the history of Juneteenth.
Click here to learn more about how we can celebrate Juneteenth.