Groups Commemorate Juneteenth
Nonprofits are helping to honor the new federal holiday
Juneteenth, the newest federal holiday, commemorates the final freeing of slaves June 19, 1865—two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.
Because the new federal holiday legislation was signed into law so close to the official celebration last year, many organizations did not have an opportunity to recognize the holiday in 2021.
However, with plenty of time to plan this year, associations and other nonprofits are honoring Juneteenth in myriad ways.
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