Juneteenth, an American holiday which is celebrated annually on June 19th, commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas on June 19, 1865. This Freedom Day came more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.

On this occasion, people send inspirational Juneteenth messages and warm wishes to their family and friends. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.

We commemorate Juneteenth, African American Emancipation Day, as a reminder that true freedom means racial equality and the inclusion of all people in this great nation.  Until structural racism, white supremacy, and colonialism are ended, we must remain committed to the fight for racial justice and true freedom for all.

On Juneteenth, we ask that you recommit yourself to the fight for racial equality.  Reflect, learn, think, act!

Join us for our annual Juneteenth lecture: link here.

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