ACPeds Celebrates Juneteenth!
Human dignity and freedom are inherent rights of ALL children and the protection of these inalienable rights is Best for Children.
Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth commemorates the Union Army General Gordon Granger's reading of federal orders in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, that proclaimed all slaves in Texas free. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had officially freed them almost two and a half years earlier, Texas was the most remote of the slave states with the lowest presence of Union troops, so enactment had been slow. To educate your children and grandchildren and help them understand the significance of this day, here are some resources you can use: