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Juneteenth: African American Emancipation day

June 17, 2011

As many people celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, many Americans will also be celebrating Juneteenth.  Juneteenth is an American holiday that I and others did not know about.  It’s celebrated on June nineteenth each year, especially in Texas where it’s considerered a holiday celebrating freedom from slavery.  There are many festivals across California celebrating the heritage with a parade, music, food, arts, and many more. Below are celebrations this weekend throughout the state:

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