Event Series: Juneteenth (Black American)
Juneteenth (Black American)
June 19 All day
Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the anniversary of word of the Emancipation Proclamation reaching enslaved Blacks in Texas (more than two years after it was initially issued). It is the oldest national celebration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. Today, it is a celebration of freedom and emphasizes the contributions of African-Americans and American Blacks to the culture and history of the U.S.