Juneteenth: Learn the History

Posted on

Juneteenth: National Independence Day

Tuesday June 28, 7:00 pm via Zoom

Join John Cilio to explore the history and origins of America’s most recent addition to our national holiday schedule.  Juneteenth is a portmanteau word for June and nineteenth.  It commemorates the June 19, 1865 Federal Government’s announcement in Texas that emancipated the last enslaved African-American people of the Confederate South.  It is a special holiday that celebrates tomorrow’s promise that American freedom provides to every citizen.


View All News Items