On June 19th, 1865 Union soldiers landed on the island of Galveston, Texas and told the enslaved people who lived there that the war had ended and they were free. The celebration that followed is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

Honor the tradition of Juneteenth by becoming a modern day abolitionist. On June 19th, share a modern day slavery fact with your community and help empower others to fight against slavery today.

Forms of Abolition:

Forms of Slavery:
Domestic Servitude, Sex Trafficking, Forced Labor, Bonded Labor, Child Labor, Forced Marriage