Please join Howard Stein Hudson in celebrating Juneteenth
June 16, 2021
On September 22, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, a document that would lead to the abolishment of slavery in the United States. Due to the technological limitations and political context of that time, word about the law took months to travel, particularly to enslaved people. It was in Confederate-occupied Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, nearly two years after the Proclamation was issued, that the news finally reached the farthest extent of the United States.
Whether you’re taking time off, hosting a cookout, or singing “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” HSH hopes you continue to educate yourself on the importance of Juneteenth in our nation’s history.