Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. This was the day that the slaves of America were told that the Civil War was finally over, and that they were now free. Though the war officially ended on May 26, 1865, it wasn’t until June 19th of that year when the news finally reached those it affected the most.
When Is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth is observed on June 19th of every year.
History Of Juneteenth
This national day is celebrated each year on the exact date that General Major Gordon Granger reached Galveston and delivered the news. 150 years later, the day has reached worldwide attention.