June 19 marks a historically important event in the U.S. Known as Juneteenth,
it’s considered by many to be the country’s second Independence Day.

Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when thousands of enslaved people
in Texas were ordered free – nearly two and a half years after
the Emancipation Proclamation had been put in place.

For more about Juneteenth, visit https://www.juneteenth.com/history/


DEI is proud to support the NM Juneteenth celebration
taking place this weekend at Albuquerque Civic Plaza.
For more information, visit http://nmjuneteenth.com