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Juneteenth - Freedmen in Texas organized the first of what became the annual celebration

Time: Tuesday Jun 19, 1866

Place: Texas, U.S.

Details: Formerly enslaved people in Galveston celebrated after the announcement. Freedmen in Texas organized the first of what became the annual celebration of "Jubilee Day" on June 19. Early celebrations were used as political rallies to give voting instructions to newly freed slaves. Early independence celebrations often occurred on January 1 or 4.



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