Celebrations of Black freedom have been held all over the Country for over 150 years to commemorate Juneteenth – the day enslaved Black Americans in Texas were told they were free on June 19, 1865. Now the country’s newest federal holiday, traditions of homegrown community celebrations continue in addition to offices and schools closing in recognition of it. To take it a step further, Vice … Continue reading Urban One, Chevrolet, and Dentsu Highlight the First Anniversary of Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday with a New Campaign, “Real Talk Drives Real Change”
Juneteenth is now a federal holiday! Short for “June Nineteenth”, the holiday of Juneteenth is seen as a day of freedom that many African-Americans observe. The holiday originated in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to mark the day when federal troops arrived in the state to ensure that all enslaved people were freed. Unfortunately this federal attendance occurred 2.5 years after the signing of the Emancipation … Continue reading Commemorating Freedom With The Celebration Of Juneteenth Across The U.S.