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.

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