Juneteenth Observance

Today we honor Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day and Emancipation Day, which is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the effective ending of slavery in the United States. It has been a tradition in the United States for more than 150 years. It marks the day when, under the orders of U.S. General Gordon Granger, all slaves in Texas were declared free in keeping with President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1865.

Although school is not in session, Breck students and faculty are honoring this Federal holiday in many ways across the Twin Cities. On Friday, Breck hosted the original play Kumbayah: The Juneteenth Story staged by the Golden Valley-based nonprofit Sweet Potato Comfort Pie. Following the play, the community took part in related discussions and attended the photo exhibit Characters Values: Upholding Our Beloved Community. For more opportunities to observe, honor, and commemorate Juneteenth, please click here

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