Significance of Juneteenth - Dr. Eva Baham

The Emancipation Proclamation didn’t free all slaves right away. It took two years for African-Americans in Texas to get the news. So, today we honor Juneteenth, the anniversary of the say in 1865 when a general read out Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation freeing slaves in a portion of the last un-emanciapted state.

Significance of Juneteenth - Dr. Eva Baham