HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH
CELEBRATION OF JUNE 19, 1865
Today, all of the descendants of those Africans in America have found an enormous responsibility and obligation to remember, renew our efforts and revitalize our spirits. We chose to do so through the organized effort and partnerships of different organizations. We found solidarity and connection in how we celebrate, and it will be showcased through our literary expression and images of the numerous shades of Black in music, technology, art, science and business.
As we take center stages to amplify throughout the communities that we are the source and reflection of a new generation of talent. These communities are the site where the torches of inspiration are passed and are encouraged to continue the tradition of celebrating annually. In honor of this long time coming, Africans in America will always celebrate each other and our triumphs with food, dancing, singing, and celebration and the absolute right to live and pursue happiness in spite of a nations attempt to silence us.
is now a recognized Holiday in New York