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Juneteenth

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. Celebrated each year on June 19th, its date signifies June 19, 1865, when the Union Army entered Galveston, Texas, and informed the enslaved people there that slavery had been abolished.

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Jun 19, 2024, 12:00 AM

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About the event

Juneteenth is now a federally-recognized holiday. Historically, it has been celebrated on the third Saturday of June -- a date which always falls in the teens -- and hence the name, Juneteenth. Juneteenth was born as a grass-roots celebration and quickly spread throughout the country as a day to honor, commemorate, and acknowledge the people, stories, and persistent effects of slavery in the United States. Present-day celebrations seek to illuminate the perseverance, progression, and resilience of Black communities and ongoing efforts toward racial equity and justice. Juneteenth is a day to celebrate Black American culture. Click HERE to view the resources developed by The Diversity Movement or click HERE to see Community Connected Resources. 

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