Over the weekend I hosted the Baltimore County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 20th annual “Juneteenth” celebration. It was a day filled with entertainment, family fun and remembrances of our ancestors. Held in the parking lot of the Randallastown library, this was a celebration of freedom. An awesome family event with vocal performance, dancing , fashion and hair shows that offered something for everyone.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
On this a day we honor our African ancestors and acknowledge the evils of slavery and its aftermath. It is inclusive of all races, ethnicity and nationalities taking one step closer to better utilize the energy wasted on racism, for none are free until all are free. Happy Juneteenth this is American history.
Below our pictures of Baltimore County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 20th annual “Juneteenth celebration.