Juneteenth, the nation’s oldest commemoration marking the end of slavery, is a day of reflection and celebration. Also known as Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day, and Freedom Day, it was first observed over one hundred and fifty years ago and just last year declared a federal holiday.
It’s a time to honor and educate one another about the struggles and triumphs of Black people in the fight for racial justice. Felton Institute honors this holiday while promoting and supporting programs and evidence-based research in the pursuit of racial equity and social justice.
In furthering these ideals, we explored the history of this important national holiday.