Sun, Jun 20|
Juneteenth Celebration 2021
Juneteenth: What Is It, Why Is It Important, And How We Should Celebrate It
Time & Location
Jun 20, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
Birmingham, 1140 Pratt Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35214, USA
About The Event
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, a Union General rode into Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. Though the Emancipation Proclamation became law in January 1863, it could not be enforced in places still under confederate control. Thus it took over 2 years for approximately 250,000 Texan slaves to learn their freedom had been secured by the government.