“ Mazie is ready to celebrate. She is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history- the day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumphs as she prepares to celebrate JUNETEENTH.”
On June 19th, 1865, soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, announcing the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery in the United States. It was more than two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation . Celebrated every year on June 19, Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of African American citizen throughout the entire United States.