New Blog Post- Juneteenth

June 21, 2021 11:40 am

On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger announced in Galveston, Texas, the end of slavery in accordance with President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is our newest Federal holiday, but it’s considered the longest running African American holiday. Learn about the rich history of this celebration of freedom in our latest blog posting.