Celebrating Juneteenth - Amara

Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the celebration of the day slavery ended in America. It’s a holiday all Americans should celebrate, but many don’t know about. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued into effect on January 1, 1863. However, it was not until 2.5 years later, on June 19, 1865, that news of freedom reached enslaved people in Texas, making this day the anniversary of the emancipation of enslaved people throughout the former Confederate States of America.

To celebrate this important moment in American history, we have put together a resource list to educate ourselves, our families, our friends, and our community about Juneteenth.

Seattle Events for June 15-19, 2020:

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