Updated: Jun 20, 2019
Juneteenth is a National HOLIDAY
JUNETEENTH IS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY
Independence Day or Freedom Day is an American Holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. for African Americans. So why is this not a national holiday?! When we think about the amount of years that African Americans were enslaved , treated inhumane, women raped, men stripped of their families, forced to work and build this place often referred to as the "LAND OF THE FREE"it seems that declaring this day more than worthy of celebration on national level like that of July 4, where banks are closed, fire works roar through the sky and memorial services are held, would be the Correct way to memorialize such a monumental moment in American history. There are many cities that are celebrating throughout the United States. If you are interested in attending events we are listing some below.
-Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival: June 22, 2019 Malcolm x Park
-California Juneteenth Jamboree: June 19, 2019 WeWork 600 California St. Sanfransico California
-New York Juneteenth The Emancipation After Party: June 19,2019 105 Schuyler St. Albany New York
by Keiana Armani