Happy Juneteenth

Today is Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Jubilee Day. It marks the day in 1865 when Union Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and read federal orders announcing that enslaved people were free. That announcement came two years after President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation on New Year’s Day 1863.

Henry Jackson, senior vice president of Buckner Children and Family Services, shares what Juneteenth represents and how we can honor this day.


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