What Is Juneteenth? Here’s What You Need to Know.

You may have today off because it’s Juneteenth, but do you know what Juneteenth is?

Juneteenth marks the day when many of the remaining enslaved peoples learned about the Emancipation Proclaimation, thus learning they were free. Juneteenth has already been celebrated by the Black community for years.

Watch this video from The Guardian’s Kenya Evelyn, and learn more about the significance and importance of Juneteenth, and why it should be a federal holiday.