Today marks the observance of Juneteenth in the United States in its second year as a federal holiday. Juneteenth, recognized each year on June 19th, commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. dating to 1865. Though the Emancipation Proclamation was signed nearly three years earlier, this date is an important day in history and a day to remember throughout the calendar each year.
We commend all those - including pioneers like Ann Gregory - who lead change for racial and social equity. There's so much more to do.