Juneteenth

Over 150 years ago on June 19th, 1865 in Galveston, Texas, Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger announced that the over 250,000 enslaved people in Texas were free. Since then June 19th has become a day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. This past Thursday June 19th was declared a federal holiday. It has became a day of celebration but also to reflect and learn about the struggle for freedom and equality in the US.

To learn more about Juneteenth and the history behind this holiday check out the links below.

-https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/what-juneteenth

-https://www.history.com/news/what-is-juneteenth

-https://www.nytimes.com/article/juneteenth-day-celebration.html

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