The history of Juneteenth

20 June, 2017, 00:26 | Author: Brittany Bishop
  • The history of Juneteenth

Holloway hasn't been back to Texas in years, and says he now feels more at home in the "multiculturalism of Guam" than he does in the mainland United States. There are a lot of young people here [that] will probably ask what Juneteenth is, and there are people here that can explain that to them.

Nate Walls, Juneteenth Celebration Participant, "I think everyone should know about it".

Juneteenth is an official federal and state holiday referring to June 19, 1865, when the Union Army came to Galveston, Texas, with a proclamation that slaves were liberated, nearly two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

It is also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. We need to keep the community together, with all the stuff that's happening today.

The African American Museum of Iowa has been Juneteenth all weekend.

The history of Juneteenth

President Donald Trump released a statement honoring the celebrations saying, "Melania and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Juneteenth, a historic day recognizing the end of slavery..."

The occasion has been marked, in recent years, by the issuance of presidential statements every year on June 19th. This is me in my official Grand Marshal role for the Juneteenth Atlanta Parade!

Miracle on 18th Street is a local worship group and organizers say the announcement was a joyous occasion, but the time was also a sign of a greater injustice.

Saunders said it was an introduction to Juneteenth, African-American dance, African dance, African arts, drums and painting. The park was used to celebrate Juneteenth, commemorating the abolition of slavery and thus picking up the name Emancipation Park. As his National Football League career started to wind down, Lane started taking a more active role in giving back to his hometown. In honor of their freedom, they named it Emancipation Park. Previous year the celebration attracted more than 70,000 people over two days.


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