Honoring Juneteenth

Today is Juneteenth and marks the 157th anniversary of the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On this day in 1865, the Civil War had ended and African Americans enslaved in Galveston, Texas were freed. Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom and a reminder of the journey of African Americans in the United States. It also serves as a reminder to continue to be committed to further educate ourselves and others on racism and African American culture as we move forward on the journey of racial equity.