Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day and Jubilee Day, commemorates the anniversary date of June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas which was 2 and 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

It now is an official state holiday in Washington! Bill sponsor, 29th LD Rep. Melanie Morgan, said, ” Recognizing Juneteenth as a legal state holiday is a down payment towards racial reconciliation and healing.”

 

Join in commemorations:

Tuesday, 6/15 – Monday, 6/21, Northwest African American Museum Juneteenth Week – some virtual, some in Seattle parks

Thursday, 6/17, online with WA State Democrats, 29th LD Rep. Melanie Morgan discusses Juneteenth

Share This