Ancestral Gifts

It’s Juneteenth!

Juneteenth is a fusing of the words June and nineteenth. It’s the oldest known celebration recognizing the end of slavery for African-Americans in the U.S.–commemorating June on 19, 1865. On that day, Union Major General Gordon Granger rode on horseback into Galveston, Texas. . . where told newly freed former slaves about their emancipation from slavery. Read More!