Let’s Learn Together: Juneteenth


In 2021, June 19th, also known as Juneteenth, became a federal holiday. This day marks the date when slavery was completely abolished in the United States after enslaved people in Galveston, Texas learned of their freedom two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth not only honors the emancipation of the last people to be enslaved but also is a day to remind us to continue to strive for equality. 

Today, people of African descent in the United States observe Juneteenth as a reminder of this important day in US history. You can help observe and acknowledge Juneteenth by participating in local events and celebrations or by accessing the resources below to learn more.