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Juneteenth—A Celebration of Freedom

Jun 19

On June 19, 1865—two and a half years after the Emancipa
tion Proclamation freed slaves in secessionist states—slaves
in Texas were belatedly informed of their freedom when fed-
eral troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to enforce the Procla-
mation’s orders.

In June 2021, Congress passed and President Biden signed
the National Independence Day Act, making June 19, or
Juneteenth as it came to be known, a national holiday. To learn
more about Juneteenth and some ways that you can celebrate,
click on the following links:

Lauren Waight sings “Lift Every Voice and Sing” 

Deborah Nelson Linck’s Hands on Black History Museum video
telling the history of Juneteenth

Suggestions for Celebrating Juneteenth

Details

Date:
Jun 19

Organizer

Christ Church Cathedral
Phone:
314-231-3454
Email:
administrator@christchurchcathedral.us
Website:
www.christchurchcathedral.us

Venue

Christ Church Cathedral
1210 Locust Street
Saint Louis, MO 63103 United States
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Details

Date:
Jun 19

Organizer

Christ Church Cathedral
Phone:
314-231-3454
Email:
administrator@christchurchcathedral.us
Website:
www.christchurchcathedral.us

Venue

Christ Church Cathedral
1210 Locust Street
Saint Louis, MO 63103 United States
+ Google Map