Juneteenth: BCRI has
hosted some form of celebration of Juneteenth since 1995. Juneteenth is the
oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that
the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston,
Texas with news that the war had ended and that all slaves were now free.
Background on Juneteeth