Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day) is the oldest of all African American celebrations. It commemorates the day of June 19, 1865, when African Americans in Texas first learned of their freedom from slavery under the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Lincoln and which had gone into effect on January 1, 1863, nearly two and a half years earlier.”
We stand with those in the black community who are spending this day remembering their heritage, as well as how far we’ve come and how far we still have left to go.
…as seen on the Facebook page of Messiah United Methodist Church – Lafayette Hill, PA, David Eckert, Pastor
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