On June 19th, we celebrate and observe Juneteenth. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans on June 19th, 1865, when Union forces arrived in Galveston, Texas after the end of the Civil War to free enslaved people in the state of Texas. Juneteenth is now celebrated as a national holiday in the United States.
This year, you are invited to join the Howard County Center of African American Culture on Sunday, June 19th from 2pm – 4pm, for a celebration of Juneteenth at Wilde Lake High School. You can find more information on the event by visiting the Center’s Facebook Page