The Argus St. Louis Community Foundation, is a proud member of The Heartland St. Louis Black Chamber of Commerce. So, we all were excited to share with you a truly inspiring aspect of culture, the Juneteenth Celebrations of North St. Louis County.
North St. Louis County of St. Louis, is fast becoming a sustained haven for our black people. The population has swelled over the years, and the best way to celebrate, is to embrace where we have risen from.
For a complete list of sponsors, check out the flyer below.
On June 19, 1865, nearly two years after President Abraham Lincoln emancipated enslaved Africans in America, Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas with news of freedom. More than 250,000 African Americans embraced freedom by executive decree in what became known as Juneteenth or Freedom Day.
Juneteenth is an upcoming holiday in the United States that commemorates the day when the last enslaved people in the country were informed of their freedom. It is an important day of celebration for African Americans and all Americans alike.
In 2019, President Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, a federal holiday. The measure was passed in the House and Senate with bipartisan support.
|We are excited to announce our partnership with Shalonda Webb, Councilwoman for the inaugural North STL County Juneteenth Celebration Kickoff on Thursday, June 15, 2023.|