This year more than ever many are seeing a surge in communities celebrating the importance and significance of Juneteenth. A celebration of freedom - specifically slaves dating back to 1865- (in Texas) this being two years before the signing of the emancipation proclamation by then President Abraham Lincoln. "Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."-archives.gov
Today the world is learning more and celebrating Juneteenth with a series of events. Here's whats happening!