It’s Juneteenth! Are You Celebrating?

It’s Juneteenth! Are You Celebrating?

The holiday commemorating the end of US slavery has been observed since 1865

by #teamEBONY, June 19, 2014


Today is Juneteenth, a holiday marking the day that Union soldiers arrived to liberate enslaved Blacks in Galveston, Texas who had been held in captivity nearly two and half years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. While Black Texans and others across the country have been celebrating Juneteenth since 1865, we've found that some of our folks (especially in the North) are rather quiet about the holiday.

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