June 19 (Juneteenth)

Juneteenth

  • June 19, is a special day because it is the date the last slaves in America were freed.
  • Texas and Oklahoma are the only states in the United States that celebrate June 19th.
  • It's just like how we celebrate the Fourth of July. We celebrate it for the freed African-Americans!
  • June 19 is celebrated annually, which means every year.
Why Is Juneteenth Such An Important Holiday?