On June 19, 1865, enslaved people in Galveston, Texas finally received word that President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. Juneteenth, as the day has become known, represents freedom and hope for African Americans.
HANDS acknowledges that we all need to continue to work for equity among people regardless of race, color, or ethnic background.
Burlington will be celebrating Juneteenth. Please find the schedule of events at https://www.juneteenthbtv.org/schedules.
As Jo Vill said recently on StoryCorps, “If you sow love, you get love back.” It’s that simple.