Journeying Toward Freedom: Juneteenth Celebrations in Pennsylvania
Each year, the month of June marks the anniversary of Juneteenth — the day in 1865 that news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas, and enslaved African Americans became aware that they had been freed. In 2019, Governor Tom Wolf declared June 19 of each year as Juneteenth National Freedom Day in PA.
Check back regularly on this webpage as we add this year’s Juneteenth festivals across the state. Beyond these Juneteenth celebrations, we will have inspirational content on how Juneteenth is celebrated in our arts, foods, and music – showcasing our abundance of Black-owned businesses in the Keystone State.