Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue
Juneteenth is every year on June 19th. This is a very important day. This is the day that all slaves were freed in America. June 19th, 1865 is the day slavery ended in America.
Juneteenth is also called Emancipation Day or Freedom Day. Emancipation is another way to say “being freed”
Around America people celebrate Juneteenth in many different ways. Some people
– Have a barbeque
– Spend time with family and friends
– Have parades celebrating Juneteenth
It does not matter how you spend Juneteenth. It is still important to remember America’s dark history of having slaves. It is important that we still educate ourselves and advocate for racial equality. This is a good reminder to educate yourself on racial inequality and systematic racism.