Juneteenth is a national holiday in America which marks the day that the Union troops brought news of the end of slavery, freeing them on June 19th, 1865. This was an incredible message for the over 250,000 enslaved African Americans. Although the emancipation proclamation was effective in 1863, it wasn't in effect for a majority of enslaved people in Confederate states. We are celebrating Juneteenth for many reasons, not only to honor America's African American culture and its people, but to also bring attention to the importance of the end of slavery.
We would like to think that Juneteenth is the Second Day of Freedom, even more important than Independence Day, as those who were enslaved experienced injustice, prejudice, and discrimination that no human should ever be subjected to. Juneteenth is a reminder to all to continue fighting for the end of intolerance, racism, and hatred in the world today. We welcome you to join us in celebrating justice and freedom for all.
Because Wolfhome's community is predominantly white, this is also a reminder to our white community members to do the work of educating themselves and becoming anti-racist. Let's end racism, together.
https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/stories/h ... juneteenth
https://www.pbs.org/articles/learn-abou ... ancipation.