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June 19, 2022
We at AAPA commemorate Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when hundreds of thousands of enslaved people in Texas learned of their freedom – more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Following a long, difficult period of distancing throughout the pandemic, and now that vaccinated individuals are able to safely gather, we sincerely hope everyone in the PA community takes time with family and friends to reflect on and celebrate the significance of this historic day. In the spirit of spreading awareness and understanding, we are highlighting resources to learn more about Juneteenth.
National Museum of African American History and Culture: The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth
History Channel: What is Juneteenth?
Originally published: June 18, 2021