Pelosi Statement on the 156th Juneteenth Celebration | Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement today in recognition of the 156th celebration of Juneteenth, which marks June 19, 1865 when federal officials arrived in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation: “Juneteenth is a beautiful celebration of freedom for Black Americans, commemorated by millions around our nation for 156 years. This special day marks an important milestone in the abolition of slavery, followed by complete abolition with the ratification of the 13th Amendment six months later on December 6th.
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement today in recognition of the 156th celebration of Juneteenth, which marks June 19, 1865 when federal officials arrived in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation: “Juneteenth is a beautiful celebration of freedom for Black Americans, commemorated by millions around our nation for 156 years. This special day marks an important milestone in the abolition of slavery, followed by complete abolition with the ratification of the 13th Amendment six months later on December 6th.