On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans were informed of their freedom by Union troops in Galveston, Texas. Juneteenth is set aside to celebrate the end of slavery or to be more exact, chattel slavery.

Juneteenth is about sharing in traditions that are often disregarded. The African American community celebrates this event and has been for some time, however it is largely unknown to the public.

This year people are sharing in the legacy of Juneteenth. This is happening because of those who understand the importance of removing marginalized history over the event and promote the spirit and legacy of Juneteenth.

We are here to celebrate a country’s story. Notably, we are here to promote a narrative about a people’s voyage to freedom and independence. It is the legacy of faith and unifying in a period of undefined times.  

I am happy to be able to celebrate another Juneteenth with my family.

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