Happy Juneteenth!

We would like to acknowledge Juneteenth which was on June 19, 2024

About Juneteenth:

On June 19, 1865 the Union Army, led by General Gordon Granger, traveled to Galveston, TX where he announced that all enslaved African Americans were free. It was then that the Emancipation Proclamation was actually enforced even though the Proclamation was in effect on January 1st, 1863.

Juneteenth symbolizes the end of slavery in the United States and celebrates the resilience and strength of African Americans who endured centuries of oppression and injustice.

Juneteenth is not only a day to celebrate freedom, but also a time to reflect on the struggles of the past, honor the achievements of African Americans, and renew commitments to justice, equality, and unity in our communities. Celebrating Juneteenth is an affirmation of our collective journey toward a more inclusive and equitable society.

For more information about Juneteenth visit these resources:



Fredrick Douglas, “What to a Slave is the 4th of July?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3YsMWLSyxY&t=18s