Today we recognize and celebrate the commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Although the Emancipation Proclamation officially freed all slaves on January 1, 1863, it wasn't until June 19th, 1865 that all enslaved people in the United States gained their freedom. Today is meant for celebration, education, and self-improvement in remembrance of how far we have come, as well as how far we still have to go.
CELEBRATE, EDUCATE, AND DONATE
- Learn about the history of Juneteenth
- Donate to organizations making a difference
- Support Black-owned restaurants
- Support Black-owned businesses
GHOST HQ is proud to call Chicago home. Here are some local events happening around Chicago in celebration of Juneteenth. We encourage you to find and participate in events near you.