Juneteenth 2024

Southwestern Celebrates Juneteenth 2024

June 19, 2024

On this Juneteenth, we commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. June 19, 1865, marks a pivotal moment in our nation's history when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce the end of the Civil War and the freedom of all enslaved people.