Celebrating Juneteenth

June 17 (Juneteenth)

Celebrating Juneteenth                                                                                                                 

 Sankofa Tour Guide: Kevin Mitchell

The observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day is the oldest known nationally celebrated event commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

Although President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, in the fall of 1862, declared that as of January 1, 1863, all slaves in states in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever be free,” it was not until June 19th 1865, two years later, that the enslaved people in Galveston, Texas got the news that the war had ended and they were free.

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(Scheduled time for this tour TBA)

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