Urban Girl Mag | Happy Juneteenth
June 19th is known as Juneteenth or Freedom Day. On this day in 1865 the announcement of the abolition of slavery was announced in Texas. This day is important to recognize since it symbolizes the freedom of African Americans. Black-ish brought this topic to the national stage as they had an entire episode dedicated to Juneteenth last season. 
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Happy Juneteenth

June 19th is known as Juneteenth or Freedom Day. On this day in 1865 the announcement of the abolition of slavery was made in Texas. This day is important to acknowledge since it specifically symbolizes the freedom of African Americans. Black-ish brought this topic to the national stage as they had an entire episode dedicated to the history of Juneteenth last season.

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Urban Girl also attended and covered last year’s Juneteenth celebration in Newark, NJ watch the video below.

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This holiday is often commemorated around the country with Juneteenth festivals, celebrations, lessons, and some cities even re-read the emancipation proclamation during their Juneteenth day of recognition. How does your city celebrate Juneteenth? Comment below:

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