Juneteenth Flag

  • The Juneteenth Flag celebrates the beginning of the emancipation of slavery on June 19, 1865.

    The flag represents the history and freedom of enslaved African-Americans and their descendants.

    Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States.

    On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordan Granger led thousands of federal troops to Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed.