Juneteenth (Fri June 19) marks the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States in 1865 and the date when the last enslaved people received the news of the Emancipation Proclamation, two years after it happened. Despite the lack of federal recognition, this holiday has lived on through yearly celebrations, parades, and activism.
In observance of Juneteenth and to further support the momentum of Black Lives Matter, DESC would like to call attention to the following resources, events and information.
To learn more about Juneteenth & Black history in America,check out these resources & events:
To learn more about systemic inequalities impacting Black people in America, check out these resources: