Juneteenth is one of the oldest known celebrations commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, TX with news that the war had ended and the enslaved were now free. This was two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. Juneteenth signifies African-American freedom while encouraging self-development and respect for all cultures.
To celebrate this year’s Juneteenth, the Affirmative Action and Outreach Committee will work registering voters in Boston and in Springfield on Saturday, June 16.
Springfield Technical Community College, 2:00-6:00pm
Franklin Park, Boston MA, 12:00-2:00pm
Please email Daisa Guilarte at email@example.com or call 617-939-0800 if you are interested in helping to register voters at this event! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!