NYC Commemorates End of Slavery with Juneteenth Festival
NEW YORK, NY — Community leaders in New York City are hosting their 13th Juneteenth festival this weekend to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S.
Now a federal holiday, Juneteenth marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, TX on June 19, 1865 to free slaves who remained captive two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
On the latest episode of What’s Up New York, NY2C celebrates the achievements of Black Americans in the city. The show is produced and written by Carousso Enterprises, LLC.