Celebrate Juneteenth

Silhouette of a face and “Juneteenth Freedom Day June 19” text in red, yellow, and green colorsIn 1865, Black Americans were liberated from the institution of slavery. On this day of June 19th, we commemorate the ending of slavery that occurred in Texas, but also highlight the resilience, solidarity, and culture of the black community. On June 17, 2021, Juneteenth National Independence day was officially observed as a federal holiday to recognize the end of slavery and to honor the culture, community, and achievements of African Americans. Let this day also serve as a reminder that our nation needs to continue to reflect, evolve, grow, and learn from its history.

Happy Juneteenth!