Breaking News! On Thursday, June 17, 2021, the President signed into law: S. 475, the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act,” which designates Juneteenth National Independence Day as a legal public holiday.
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Juneteenth — also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day — has been a tradition in the United States for more than 150 years. The holiday finds its roots in Texas, where enslaved African-Americans in the city of Galveston were finally informed of their freedom on June 19, 1865, about two and half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863. Participation in Juneteenth celebrations grew throughout the years as descendants continued traditions in Texas and, as African-Americans in the South migrated across the country, Juneteenth celebrations began appearing in different cities.
To commemorate Emancipation Day, the Global Black Caucus has a tradition of celebrating the legacy of resilience and acknowledge the ongoing struggle through marches, prayers, and other remembrances. During gatherings, participants often picnic with traditional soul food dishes, one of the nation’s most identifiable culinary traditions. Red food and drinks are traditional. Here are some recipes if you want to enjoy some traditional Juneteenth food and drinks.
Each June, Juneteenth celebrations across America and the world mark the anniversary of African Americans’ emancipation from enslavement and honor the ratification of the 13th Amendment while also examining the impact that slavery continues to have on America today.
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Buy a ticket even if you can’t attend on 19 June. The event recording will be available for 90 days afterward. This is a global event with performers, many of who are Democrats Abroad Members from around the world.
- Musical performances in all genres from Opera to Rap from entertainers around the world.
- Poetry from our GBC Poet Laureates
- Art exhibition
- Lift Every and Sing Sing-along
- Fascinating historical facts about the holiday
- You can meet and talk with the artists in the VIP area. The first 25 people to sign up for VIP tickets receive a GBC swag bag.
- Segments from Black Caucus Juneteenth events around the world
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