Juneteenth – a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.
In this political climate today, Juneteenth IS NOT a day you want to overlook.
We are intentionally sharing this a week early so that you will have plenty of time to prepare.
If you’re interested in celebrating, don’t let social distancing stop you. Below, are many virtual events that you can explore.
Juneteenth is a day that should be celebrated by all, but it doesn’t mean it will be emotionally easy. For help managing your emotions,