At 155 years old, Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in United States.
Happy Juneteenth Day:
While the emancipation proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863 it wasn't until two years later on June 19, 1865 that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas finally learned they were free.
That day became known as JUNETEENTH, a day to reconnect with lost family members and define values of racial equality and empowerment for future generations.
Black people held readings of the emancipation proclamation, preached religious sermons and sang spirituals, prepared and shared meals and developed new family traditions.
JUNETEENTH has long been celebrated by black communities across the country, and now is a holiday observed in 47 states.
JUNETEENTH celebrates black freedom, and recognizes the ongoing struggle against systematic racism that persists in America today.
How to celebrate Juneteenth?
・Support black businesses on this day and every day.
・Register to vote and complete the 2020 U.S. census to make your voice heard.
・Post about Juneteenth and Black history, literature, and culture.
・Organized virtual events with friends, family, Co-workers, and community leaders about this country's history and enduring biases and prejudices.