Juneteenth 2023

Commemorating the day when the last African American slaves finally learned they were free — June 19, 1865

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally recognized celebration of the end of slavery in the U.S.

Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021.

PHOTOS: 1920s - 30s Juneteenth Florida Celebrations


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