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Also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day and Emancipation Day, is recognized on June 19th as a day that observes the emancipation of enslaved people and highlights African American life.
"On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas. He informed the enslaved African Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. This momentous occasion has been celebrated as Juneteenth -- a combination of June and 19 -- for over 150 years."
"NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 19, 2021, as Juneteenth Day of Observance. I call upon the people of the United States to acknowledge and celebrate the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of Black Americans, and commit together to eradicate systemic racism that still undermines our founding ideals and collective prosperity."
Junteenth @ Wayne State University
"Wayne State University celebrates the hallmark of Black freedom through the holiday of Juneteenth. In accordance with the University's recognition of Juneteenth, there will be a host of events and activities taking place across campus and in the city of Detroit. We invite you to engage in your own personal learning of the continued struggle and plight of Black communities within Detroit and across the United States. Juneteenth is a unifying holiday; it forces us to take an honest look at where we are as a nation and what we can do to progress forward".
From the Juneteenth @ WSU page from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion