Jun 19 2021


June 19, 2021


Chicago, IL 60612

This holiday marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday.




Corie Anderson

Date posted

Apr 29, 2021

Date updated

Apr 29, 2021