Juneteenth

What is Juneteenth?

Also known as "Freedom Day,"Juneteenth is a uniquely American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement that slavery would be abolished in Texas. North Carolina joins in the celebration of this National holiday and commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederacy.

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North Carolina African American Heritage Sites