Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19th, the date Federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, and enforced the law ending slavery, which was mandated by the Emancipation Proclamation almost two years prior. Texas was the last state to uphold slavery, and it wasn't until June 19, 1865, that the final enslaved people there were granted their freedom.
The film "Juneteenth" celebrates the emancipation of slaves residing in Texas.
Join the Launch of the Black Legacy Project on June 19, 2021
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Juneteenth is celebrated with performances of traditional African American songs, as well as readings of the Emancipation Proclamation and African American literature.
Take part in Juneteenth by listening to music, spoken word and readings marking important historical moments in Black History below.
The following stories highlight heroes who were integral to winning the Civil War, which resulted in the abolition of slavery.
Committed's version of the "Black National Anthem" as they commemorate Black History Month.
Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editors Deborah Neff and Abi Richardson.
Audio curated by MY HERO Audio director Stu Pearlman.
Organizer created on 6/8/2020 7:50:13 PM by Shannon Luders-Manuel
Last edited 5/15/2023 12:20:57 PM by Abigail Richardson