June 18, 2020
Tomorrow Prince George's County and many in the nation will celebrate Juneteenth. Juneteenth celebrates the moment on June 19, 1865 when,
2 ½ years after the Emancipation Proclamation, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to ensure that all enslaved people were free. This date marks the effective end to slavery in the United States 155 years ago.
On Tuesday, I was proud to join with my colleagues to pass
Council Resolution 52-2020
The Juneteenth National Freedom Day Observance to express our support for the celebration of
the celebration of Juneteenth National Freedom Day.
Prince George's County has a tradition of celebrating this day with picnics and family celebrations. This year this date, I believe, carries even more meaning. It is a reminder that while slavery may have ended the process of creating a nation of "liberty and justice for all" is far from complete.
Below are great places to find Juneteenth events and to discover more about Prince George's County, our African-American history, and the history of slavery in the County.
Prince George's County Memorial Library System's Virtual Junteenth events and more:
Prince George's County African American Museum and Cultural Center:
Experience Prince George's Guide to African American Heritage Sites:
Prince George's County African American History:
A short introduction to the history of Prince George's County:
As always, feel free to reach out to a member of my District 3 team or me if we can help you in any way. I am sharing updates regularly on social media, especially my
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