June 19, 1865, two years after President Abraham Lincoln presented the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, slaves in Texas finally received word: They were free.
Black communities in Texas and beyond annually celebrate this day, Juneteenth, which officially became a federal holiday in 2021.
Freedom is a thread, and a fight, woven through this nation’s history and current political climate. Continue to take action to celebrate and ensure true freedom for all through awareness of racial disparities, mobilization, and bold actions necessary to further the fight for social justice and equal opportunity. – NAACP
2023 Events Recap
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We want you to join us in this weekend long celebration. Here at CPO and the NAACP, we’ve brought together community members, leaders, business owners and others to help plan one of the biggest Juneteenth celebrations our city has ever seen. Opportunities for sponsors, vendors and partnerships are available. If you would like more information on how you can be a part of this special occasion, please contact Darline Mabins with Community Partnership of the Ozarks at firstname.lastname@example.org.