UK Today News: Juneteenth Day – A Celebration Of Juneteenth History, Freedom Day Celebrated On June 19 Across USA
Juneteenth Day, Juneteenth History, Juneteenth, Freedom Day, Emancipation Day: Juneteenth Day is celebrated on the 19th of June and Juneteenth celebration marks the end of slavery and the emancipation of slaves in USA.
Reports say that Juneteenth history goes back to the year 1865, when Major Gordon Granger said that all slaves are free. It is almost a national holiday in USA and around 36 states celebrate Juneteenth day.
For the Black population, Juneteenth i.e. 19th of June is of great importance and there are many free events held to commemorate this big day. Observances are held through out US and activities on this day are supported by concerns like Smithsonian, Henry Ford Museum.
Juneteeth is also know as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day.