VP Kamala Harris to deliver remarks ahead of Juneteenth celebration

VP Kamala Harris to deliver remarks ahead of Juneteenth celebration
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For more than one-and-a-half centuries, the Juneteenth holiday has been sacred to many Black communities.

It marks the day in 1865 enslaved people in Galveston, Texas found out they had been freed — after the end of the Civil War, and two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

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Last week, the White House kicked things off early with a concert on the South Lawn for Juneteenth and Black Music Month.

Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver remarks in celebration of Juneteenth.

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