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CWA District 3 Celebrates Juneteenth



On June 19, 1865, enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas, finally received word that they were legally free – more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.  That day became known as Juneteenth.  

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is the oldest nationally celebrated holiday commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States and marks an important milestone in the struggle for freedom for all Black Americans.  The lessons of the holiday can and should be taught year-round.  Juneteenth is a day that must be commemorated, serving as a powerful reminder that we must continue striving for equality for all citizens of this nation.

The District 3 Human Rights Committee is excited to share an empowering video about the history of Juneteenth, how you can celebrate, and how we can all do our part to fight for fairness and equality.

Scan the QR Code below or click this link to access resources!

In Solidarity,

CWA Human Rights Committee