In Observance of Juneteenth
At its heart, Juneteenth is a day of celebration.
Although many people are familiar with the history of Independence Day, Juneteenth remains a holiday that is lesser known. After Independence Day, Black Americans continued to be enslaved for another 87 years. Juneteenth, a holiday celebrated on the 19th of June, commemorates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.
It's a celebration of the journey and freedom of African American people in the United States, and a great opportunity to acknowledge their many contributions to American culture.
Lafayette Woods, Jr. Sheriff