Today is Juneteenth, a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The day is getting more attention than ever before in 2020, but many still don't know its history.
Juneteenth has been celebrated since 1866, marking the anniversary of the day federal troops arrived in Texas to free the last remaining slaves in the United States. It has also been known as 'Freedom Day' and 'Jubilee Day'
While it's not yet an official national holiday, Juneteenth is considered a state holiday in 47 states.
How should we celebrate? Many do so in typical summer holiday fashion with barbecues, parades, or prayer services. Supporting a a black-owned business or donating to charity is another great way to show support.