The Importance of Juneteenth

Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2020 by Daisy Santiago under OMA Webpage.

June 19, 1865 (Juneteenth) is a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery. Juneteenth is the most prominent Emancipation Day Holiday because although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863 it took two and a half years for the word of slavery’s end to travel. This is a representation on how freedom and justice has always been delayed for black people.

Juneteenth represents freedom and an appreciation of African American History and Culture. There are several ways to honor this day. Continue Self Development. Use this day to reflect and educate yourself on the injustices against Black Americans.

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