What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth - Freedom Day

June·teenth /jo͞oːnˌtēːnTH,ˌjo͞onˈtēnTH,jo͞o:nˈtē:nTH/ Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States, originated in Galveston, Texas, in 1865. It commemorates African American Emancipation Day on June 19. It is important to note that this holiday was observed two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation became official on January 1, 1863. … Read more