Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, is a significant annual observance that marks the emancipation of enslaved people in Texas on June 19, 1865.
Opal Lee, a tireless advocate and educator, has dedicated her life to preserving and promoting Juneteenth as a nationally recognized holiday. Her relentless efforts to raise awareness about the historical importance of Juneteenth led to nationwide attention and momentum, ultimately resulting in the U.S. Congress passing a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday in 2021.
Join us in commemorating this momentous occasion, as we honor the remarkable journey towards freedom and equality, and pay homage to the African American community’s indomitable spirit. Together, let us celebrate Juneteenth, recognizing its profound impact and the continued importance of unity in creating a more inclusive society.