A BRIEF HISTORY:
Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 with news that the Civil War had ended and the enslaved were now free. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth marks an effective end to slavery in the United States and is celebrated in cities and towns across the county. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation designating Juneteenth as an official public holiday in New York State on October 14, 2020. Learn more about the annual Juneteenth NY Festival. NYU President Andy Hamilton declared Juneteenth a university holiday in February 2021. United States President Joe Biden signed a bill recognizing Juneteenth as a national holiday on June 17, 2021.
A Juneteenth Conversation Reflecting on the Legacy of Ralph Ellison
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 1 pm
Join us as we commemorate Juneteenth 2021 with our next featured event in the NYU BeTogether Global Scholars & Innovators Series.
Brooklyn Resists: Outdoor Exhibition Opening
June 19, 2021, 3 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Juneteenth Events Calendar
June 11 - 26, 2021
What's Juneteenth? A Guide To Celebrating America's Second Independence Day by Dolly Chugh, Associate Professor NYU Stern School of Business
So You Want to Learn About Juneteenth? New York Times
What Is Juneteenth? – History.com
The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth – The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture