What is juneteenth?
What is juneteenth?

Juneteenth is an annual holiday observing the end of slavery in the U.S. and marks the day (June 19, 1865) when news of emancipation reached people in the deepest parts of the former Confederacy in Galveston, Texas.
More attention is turning to the holiday following the global protests sparked by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks as well as a national conversation to rethink policing in America.
This item is shared by Melanie Suarez with the Community and the World.
Created on 2020-06-22 at 18:27 and last updated on 2020-06-26 at 02:26.