emancipation proclamation

Black Independence Day, otherwise known as Juneteenth, has arrived. We’ve compiled a few facts that you may not have known about the celebration of the emancipation of the last slaves in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, but it took nearly three more years before full emancipation […]

Black Independence Day, otherwise known as Juneteenth, has arrived. We’ve compiled a few facts that you may not have known about the celebration of the emancipation of the last slaves in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, but it took nearly three more years before full emancipation […]

As many around the nation and the world prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, also known Emancipation Day, a variety of celebrations will…

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday of notable significance for many African-Americans. June 19, 1865, highlights the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas.

President Abraham Lincoln‘s Emancipation Proclamation didn’t become national law until January 1, 1863, which gave millions of slaves their freedom. Before that historic event, the…