Celebrating Juneteenth!

This entry has been published on June 15, 2022 and may be out of date.

Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day – is a holiday commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The day’s name is a combination of “June” and “nineteenth” in honor of June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree.

This holiday is the perfect time to explore the history and achievement of the African American community.