Juneteenthlou is a platform dedicated to organizing and celebrating Juneteenth in Louisville, KY. Our mission is to provide a space for people to learn about the significance of Juneteenth and participate in events and activities that honor the holiday. Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, commemorates the day on June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas and announced that all enslaved people were to be freed. This came two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, and marked a significant turning point in the fight for freedom and equality.
On our website, you’ll find resources and information about the history of Juneteenth, as well as details about events and activities happening in your area. We also provide a platform for individuals and organizations to share their own Juneteenth celebrations, whether it’s a community event, a personal story, or a call to action. We believe that Juneteenth is not just a holiday, but a symbol of hope and progress. We’re committed to creating a space where people can come together to celebrate this important event and continue the work of building a more just and equitable society.
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