Juneteenth is a special day in history. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, but it did not reach the slaves in states that were part of the Confederacy until much later. The Emancipation Proclamation finally reached Texas on June 19, 1865. Because of this, we celebrate Juneteenth. Juneteenth is mostly celebrated in Texas and surrounding states.
June 19, 1865 was the end of slavery in Texas. Putting the month and date together became Juneteenth.
Juneteenth was originally celebrated in Texas, on June 19, 1866.
In April 2012 it was reported that 42 states now recongnizes Juneteenth as a
Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.
The emancipation of slaves was proclaimed in Texas.