National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
Celebration of Freedom
WHAT IS JUNETEENTH? Juneteenth is an annual observance to celebrate the date Union soldiers enforced the
Emancipation Proclamation freeing all remaining slaves in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865. Texas was the last state in
rebellion, following the end of the Civil War, to allow enslavement. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior
to this, actual emancipation was not announced in the last state practicing enslavement at the end of the Civil War until
General Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas and issued General Order No. 3, on the "19th of June", almost two
and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
TELL YOUR TWO U.S. SENATORS TO SUPPORT S.J.R. 45!
(Legislation in congress to make Juneteenth Independence Day a National Day of Observance, like Flag Day or Patriot Day)
Chairman's Statement Urging President Obama to Support JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY Legislation
Chairman's Statement Regarding JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Texas)
Sponsor of 2012 legislation in the U.S. Senate to make
Juneteenth Independence Day a National Day of Observance,
like Flag Day or Patriot Day
Juneteenth moving from Texas stage to national spotlight
By Robert Stanton June 15, 2012
Honoring the "Mother of Juneteenth"
Will President Obama Make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance?
Call the White House at 202-456-1111
WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance
GALVESTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance
Sign the National Juneteenth Holiday ONLINE PETITION!
Sign the President Obama White House slave builders ONLINE PETITION!
The KING OF JUNETEENTH
Our Heritage Magazine
President Obama Posts
Proclamation Read More
Letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
African American army engineers who built the
2009 Report - 1st Annual Juneteenth Alaska Alcan Highway Celebration
Washington Juneteenth National Holiday Observance
U.S. Congress urged
to pass legislation to make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance. Read More
Letter to Interior Secretary Salazar