Thank you for sharing your stories! We created a video tapestry that showcases the special ways we celebrate and remember Juneteenth. Check it out here.

The historic Juneteenth holiday, a commemoration of the end of slavery, is a day when Black communities honor our past, present, and future. More than a century and a half later, we continue to celebrate our collective history and power. 
This year, LDF is uplifting stories of resilience, freedom and joy surrounding Juneteenth. We want to hear what the day means to you! In videos, photos or words, we ask that you answer one or more of the following questions:

How do you celebrate Juneteenth?

What is one message about Juneteenth or freedom at large that you'd like to share?

What does the day mean to you?

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How to use Dropbox:
1. Go to our Dropbox Submission Form. You do not need a Dropbox account to submit.
2. Click “Add Files” and upload individual files or folders from your phone or computer.
3. Be sure to add your name and email address, then click “Upload.” Dropbox will let you know you have submitted files successfully. You will also be given the option to upload additional files if you’d like.
I added my voice to the history of #Juneteenth with @NAACP_LDF. Learn how we are celebrating and share your stories of joy, celebration, and resilience in photos, videos, and words:
History of Juneteenth
Juneteenth marks the day that the delayed news of freedom finally reached those trapped in bondage in Galveston, Texas. On June 19, 1865, slavery was not abolished, but rather Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued the order that established Union Army control over Texas and freed 250,000 individuals from slavery. This day became known as Juneteenth, or Freedom Day. Today, Juneteenth is the oldest and most popular celebration of emancipation from slavery. Juneteenth represents resilience and liberation. It’s a day to uplift the perseverance of Black people. Juneteenth is not just a day of remembrance, but it’s a day for joy and celebration. 
Upon news of their freedom, those individuals previously enslaved began celebrating, coming together in prayer, singing, and dancing. Many traveled north in the hopes of reuniting with family members. It’s in this same spirit the we continue to celebrate Juneteenth, using the day to come together as a community unabashedly joyful in our liberation. Juneteenth offers us a day to honor the people whose backs this country was built upon and to embrace the community, resilience, and joy that comes with being Black.