- Brit + Co - Kat Armstrong
Today is Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth), also known as Freedom Day. Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, which would liberate slaves from the South.
- Brit + Co - Theresa Gonzalez
June 19th, A.K.A. Juneteenth, celebrates the official end of slavery in Texas, more than two years *after* President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation (it took a more influential army to enforce