Every month, from May to July there’s a US holiday. The month of June is no exception. As important as the 4th is, June 19th, otherwise known as Juneteenth, the Birth of Freedom is Black Independence Day; the day that the last enslaved people of Texas finally received word that they were free. Recognized as the longest continuous holiday in the US, join in an exciting journey though the origins of Juneteenth and the Birth of Freedom for hundreds of thousands of enslaved people since 1865 to where we are today.

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