Celebrate Juneteenth, 2008!

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, to enforce President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and declare freedom for all slaves. The subsequent celebration of freedom by former Texas slaves and their descendants became known as “Juneteenth.”

Many Americans have continued to celebrate Juneteenth and today, this day serves as a reminder to our commitment to fight for the unfree and continue to combat injustice in labor.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s