On Juneteenth– also known as Freedom Day, which marks June 19, 1865, when enslaved Negroes in Galveston, Texas, learned of their freedom, more than two and a half years after the President. Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.
June 13 last year became a federal holiday thanks to historic legislation sponsored by the Republican Party.
There are many other ways you can celebrate Juneteenth.
Participate in any an event celebrating people of color – Juneteenth 2022
From parades to festivals, there are many options for you to observe the holiday. Moreover, many events allow you to support black-owned businesses or catering services.
Eat a picnic
Celebrate Juneteenth with your loved ones with a meal. If you decide to plan your cooking, make sure you incorporate red food or drinks, which symbolize the sacrifices made by past enslaved people.
Juneteenth is a time to come to our community, family and friends, and also a day to celebrate when slaves were liberated from one of the darkest parts of our history U.S. This year, you can spend June 12 learning about black history, attending an event, or spending time with loved ones in your own home.
CNN’s Peniel Joseph argued Friday that Juneteenth is “America’s true birthday” as July 4.
Joseph, a social justice activist and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, said the June 19 holiday is “more important than ever”, claiming that former president Donald Trump and the Republican Party are caused “fear, anger, and anxiety about black citizenship.”
Joseph is particularly concerned about a Florida bill that prohibits schools from teaching that “members of one race, color, sex, or national origin are morally superior,” which prevents students from learning about systemic racism.
He also repeated the widespread and incorrect view that the “so-called critical race theory” was a “fabricated controversy”. Schools across the country have taught the critical race theory, which prioritizes race as a lens for looking at the world, the Washington Free Beacon reported.