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Juneteenth Quotes To Celebrate Freedom

These quotes about Juneteenth will help you celebrate one of the most remarkable United States’ holidays and learn more about why it is so special of an occasion.

Juneteenth, which is a mashup of the words “June” and “19th” marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people were freed.

Contrary to public belief, after the Civil War occurred, and the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, there were still slave-owning entities in states like Texas that were practicing slavery even after it had been made illegal. They did not have social media or news channels back then, so news traveled slower, and enslavers took advantage of this.

While Juneteenth is a holiday traditionally celebrated by African Americans, it is truly an American holiday for everyone as it commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the United States and a new chapter of our collective history.

Don’t forget to also check out these black history month quotes celebrating African American contributions.

Juneteenth quotes from Professors

1. “Juneteenth simply was not part of my K–12 educational experience.” – Theodore Regina Berry, University of Central Florida Professor

2. “Today on Juneteenth, the day we celebrate the end of slavery, the day we memorialize those who offered us hope for the future and the day when we renew our commitment to the struggle for freedom.” – Angela Davis, UC Berkley Professor

3. “One of the things it’s important to realize is that Juneteenth is not the first commemorative event of its kind for Black American people.” – Jarvis Givens, Harvard Professor

4. “The holiday of Juneteenth, like all black civic practices, has been a critique of the fact

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