Recognizing Juneteenth

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June 19, 2020 |

Juneteenth Post 2020.pngToday we recognize Juneteenth, an annual holiday observing the end of slavery in the United States and marks the day (June 19, 1865) when news of emancipation reached people in the deepest parts of the former Confederacy in Galveston, Texas. Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations and gatherings and is a time for reflection and rejoicing. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining to acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today.

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