Juneteenth - A Day of Remembrance
Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865, the date when Major General Gordon Granger and Union troops reached Galveston, TX with news of the Civil War's end. Taking place 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, it represented the end of slavery in the United States.
People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don't. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn't.
Designing the Juneteenth flag was a deliberate process, says creator Ben Haith, who breaks down what each element of the flag represents.