Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It is celebrated annually on June 19, the anniversary of the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army General Gordon Granger on Juen 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas.
Juneteenth is a day to celebrate freedom, but it is also a day to reflect on the history of the slavery and racism in the United States. It is a day to remember the struggles and triumphs of African Americans, and to recomit ourselves to the fight for equality and justice for all.
This year as we celebrate Juneteenth, let us also redouble our efforts to build a more just and equitable society for all. Let us strive to create a world where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or background.