Juneteenth (June 19)
There is another date that's viewed as Independence Day—Juneteenth. Two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, news arrived in Texas that all slaves were to be set free. The official date, June 19 is known as Juneteenth. In the spirit of Juneteenth, there are some excellent online resources to help spread the message of racial equality and provide information about the legacy of slavery.