On June 19, 1865, enslaved people in Galveston, Texas learned that they were free, more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Em…

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On June 19, 1865, enslaved people in Galveston, Texas learned that they were free, more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth, as the day commemorating that belated freedom came to be know, is today a fitting symbol of both the hard-won joy of and continued need to fight for racial justice and liberty.

For all those in the Harlem and Morningside Heights area, our neighboring Morningside Park will be one of the locations for today’s First Annual Historic Harlem Parks Juneteenth Festival featuring arts and community partners. More info is available on NYC Parks’ website: