While Juneteenth isn’t celebrated in Canada, it is an important milestone in American history and the worldwide struggle for human rights.
Did you know?
Juneteenth, a combination of the words June and 19th, is also known as Emancipation Day. It commemorates the day in 1865, after the Confederate states surrendered to end the Civil War, when a Union general arrived in Texas to inform a group of enslaved African Americans of their freedom under President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.
To learn more, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth