Juneteenth short for the 19th of June marks the day when troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday.
One of the things I remember from Juneteenth celebrations growing up is the intentions set on eating something red and supporting Black Businesses.
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