Join us in Celebrating Juneteenth!
Juneteenth is a day of incredible significance. On June 19, 1865 word finally arrived in Galveston, Texas that slavery was abolished—more than two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This date became known as Juneteenth, also sometimes called “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day,” and was celebrated as marking the official end of slavery in the US. Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and achievement, promotes self-development, and is a time for reflection and rejoicing.
We invite our entire community to listen, learn, & act as agents of change in our quest to dismantle barriers to racial equity. Additional resources for continued learning about the historical context of Juneteenth, as well as the Civil Rights Movement, can be found below.