Today Is Juneteenth…
Today marks the commemoration of the ending of slavery. I must be honest in admitting I did not know this prior to deciding to write this article. The African American Emancipation Day observance, originated in 1865 in Galveston, Texas.
As of March 2010, 36 states including the District of Columbia recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday or state holiday observance. If you would like more information, please refer to Juneteenth article on Wikipedia.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share a little about this holiday with you!