Emancipation Proclamation Archives

What Is Juneteenth?

June 17, 2021

Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the… [Read More]