On June 19, 1865, a Union general arrived in Galveston, Texas. He informed enslaved African Americans they were emancipated at the conclusion of the Civil War. They’d been enslaved for two months more than the end date because news of their freedom had not reached them. More than 250,000 African Americas were freed.
This month we celebrate freedom. We celebrate Black lives, organizing, determination, and movement leaders. We are reminded of our history and the work that still has to be done towards Black liberation.
In celebration of Juneteenth here are 3 ways you can show support and solidarity:
- Educate yourself and others on the history of Juneteenth.
- Support Black organizations, businesses, creatives, and organizers.
- Join us on the ground for Juneteenth and use our hashtag #JuneteenthWithBVM