Juneteenth

What is Juneteenth?

What is Juneteenth?

You may have heard of Juneteenth in recent years. If you have been paying attention to the news this week, you know that Juneteenth just became a federal holiday. Despite its recent popularity, Juneteenth has been celebrated since just after the Civil War. So, what is it? Read on. When is it: Juneteenth takes place on June 19th every year. The day gets its name from combining the words June and 19th. Origins: The day was first celebrated in Galveston, Texas in 1866, and commemorates the announcement the year before from Union Army General Gordon Granger, that the slaves in…
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