marked the 140th year anniversary of Juneteenth. All across the United States, and beyond, celebrations
commemorated this historical event of
1865 in Galveston, Texas. There, on June 19th, when word of the emancipation
proclamation finally reached the enslaved, a new and
uncertain way of life began. Today, 140 years since, African Americans have elevated this
celebration, publicly and privately to one of the most
important of the year.
140th year anniversary celebrations across the U.S.
marked a significant milestone in
American history. Juneteenth serves symbolically, and in reality,
as a reference point from which to measure and appreciate the
progress and contributions made by African Americans to
Photos from your 140th anniversary
celebration are requested for the
Juneteenth Anniversary Year Book. Email
even more excitement, anticipation and
participation, the 150th Anniversary Campaign is
Click here to learn more about this exciting
campaign and how you can get involved.