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Today, We Celebrate Juneteenth

Today, we celebrate Juneteenth. For Black Americans, June 19th has long been a day of remembrance and affirmation. Now, more than 150 years later, there’s a nation-wide movement for observance.

What is JUNETEENTH?

Juneteenth commemorates the day when Texas slaves learned slavery had ended with the Emancipation Proclamation — which President Abraham Lincoln had signed two and a half years earlier.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE


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