Juneteenth is an annual celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. on June 19th of 1865. While the emancipation of all enslaved people was a major landmark in American freedom, it was just the beginning for an equal society.
As a global organization, Habitat for Humanity is committed to ending housing inequality, a primary culprit behind the large racial wealth gap between black and white households in the U.S. In fact, home equity represents the largest portion of an American family's wealth, but only 44% of black Americans own their homes, compared with 74% of white Americans. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity International's initiatives to close this gap, please click the button below.