Juneteenth equals freedom and freedom is what America is about!Congressmember Sheila Jackson Lee – TX18
Juneteenth falls on June 19th every year and celebrates the end of slavery in the US. While Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation back in January 1st in 1863, it took a few years for many enslaved African-American people to claim their freedom. June 19th in 1865 marks the day when more than 1,800 troops arrived in Texas to free the remaining enslaved people in the state. Since then, African-American people across the US celebrate Juneteenth with various festivities and events. As of this year, 2021, Juneteenth is a national federal holiday and I believe everyone should celebrate this day. Happy Juneteenth, AMERICA!