6.15 – 6.20.20 | Virtual Event
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in America.
After the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863, owners in many isolated areas kept word from the people they had enslaved so that they would not flee. On June 19, 1865, some of the last enslaved people in America were freed when the news at last reached Confederate Galveston, Texas. Since that day, Juneteenth has been celebrated to honor the African Americans who built this nation.
While we cannot celebrate in person this year, we are excited to present a virtual celebration! Please scroll down to view the 2020 event supporters and find a link to access the virtual celebration.