Have you heard of Juneteenth? Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is an American holiday honoring African American heritage and celebrated by people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds. It commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U. S. State of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the holiday is recognized as a state holiday in 45 states of the United States. Click here to learn more about Juneteenth with your child.
This is a day of celebration and given the recent weeks of protests, this is a day to learn and honor African American history.