Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, symbolizes the day when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas, on June 19th, 1865, two and a half years after it was initially issued. This day signifies the end of slavery and the beginning of a long journey toward equality and justice.
Today, we celebrate freedom.
Today, we honor the legacy of resilience.
Today, we stand together in the pursuit of a more just and inclusive world.