Jun. 18, 2021

The History of Juneteenth

Celebration of Emancipation Day (Juneteenth),

The state of Texas also called the day Juneteenth National Independence Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day (TX).

This celebration is typically observed by people who live in the United States

The celebration is recognized Nationally (federal) and has historical, ethnic, and cultural significance.

The Fact:

Emancipation of slaves in areas in rebellion against the Union

Observances of African American history, culture and progress

The date is always June 19 and recognized annually

lThe first time it was celebrated was June 19, 1866 (celebration)

June 19, 2021 (federal holiday)