Juneteenth

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 […]

Looking to teach your family about the rich and storied heritage of Black people who migrated out of the American South to parts north and west during the 19th and 20th centuries? Make that lesson come to life by taking Amtrak’s California Zephyr from Chicago to Denver, and visit cultural landmarks in each city. View the photo gallery for […]

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Black America is poised on Saturday to observe Juneteenth, the oldest celebration commemorating the end of slavery and religious oppression. Nearly two years after the…

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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.

Juneteenth was the next stop at our “Buzz in the Community” series, and we had a great time. In case you missed it this year, the event was at Daniel Drake Park instead of Eden Park. Check out the video above, or check out some of the pictures below.  

Today is Juneteenth: the oldest known celebration to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States dating back to 1865. On June 19th, 1865, union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston Texas with news that the war ended and that the slaves were free. This was two and half years […]