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Celebrate Juneteenth by taking action to progress policies to give Black Americans equal opportunity throughout the nation.

June 19, 1865, two years after President Abraham Lincoln presented the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, slaves in Texas finally received word: They were free.

Black communities in Texas and beyond annually celebrate this day, Juneteenth, which officially became a federal holiday in 2021. 

Freedom is a thread, and a fight, woven through this nation's history and current political climate. Continue to take action to celebrate and ensure true freedom for all through awareness of racial disparities, mobilization, and bold actions necessary to further the fight for social justice and equal opportunity.

The Importance of Juneteenth

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Cropped - Derrick Johnson - President and CEO, NAACP

For many across this nation, Juneteenth signifies a momentous occasion that brings to light the sobering past of America.

- Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, NAACP
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Juneteenth and Onward

Continue to use your power by taking action on the legislative changes needed to move us toward freedom and justice.

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The journey toward true freedom and democracy continues. Join the NAACP to stay in the fight in your own community.

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