Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when the news reached enslaved African Americans in Texas that the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed by President Abraham Lincoln two years earlier in 1863. This day celebrates the ending of enslavement; African American culture; Black excellence, power, and joy; and the contributions of African Americans. Additionally, on June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday.
Edmonds College Presents: The Cost of Freedom
Stay tuned for our 2023 celebration.
The 2022 theme was The Cost of Freedom. We had a Zoom event, followed by a gathering in the campus Courtyard for a moment of silence, and a walk on campus to show our solidarity in our stand for justice. Join us this summer!
Edmonds College Resources:
Please explore the library's Juneteenth Resource Guide to learn more about the history, resilience, and contributions of Black/African Americans.