#OTD in 1865, enslaved African Americans were notified of their freedom by Union troops in Galveston Bay, TX. Known as #Juneteenth, this day is widely celebrated as the end of chattel slavery in the U.S. Learn more: https://t.co/nEPJrDMRXU #APeoplesJourney #ANationsStory pic.twitter.com/YY2yiG8Lzs
— Smithsonian NMAAHC (@NMAAHC) June 19, 2018
#Juneteenth isn't just an obscure black holiday. It should be an national celebration.
Here's why Juneteenth is important for America. pic.twitter.com/7MAVXE9Z2t
— The Root (@TheRoot) June 19, 2018