On this day in 1865, enslaved African Americans were notified of their freedom by Union Army General Gordon Granger's in the city of Galveston, Texas – 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. Known as Juneteenth, this day commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
Every year, the KIPP Jacksonville team & family celebrates Juneteenth gathering for fellowship, breaking bread, and learning more about Black history, American history.
Today, take the time to read a book on the history of Juneteenth. If you need some suggestions, we’ve got you covered at the KIPP blog !