Updated: Jun 12, 2021
Juneteenth is a holiday observed June19 by millions of Americans. In fact, the name is a portmanteau of the day it's celebrated.
Fun Fact: The holiday dates back to June 19, 1865, when a Union general arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that enslaved people were free — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation Juneteenth marks the freedom of enslaved Black people in the US and is commemorated or observed to some degree in nearly all US states.
Helping others is caring – Whether you’re serving a community feast, participating in a parade, or helping clean up your neighborhood, you can make someone’s holiday brighter by volunteering. By you helping a family get what they need (especially during this time of year) is a truly heart-warming experience.