Page 2 Celebrates Juneteenth

In recognition of the federal holiday commemorating the announcement of the end of slavery, in Galveston Bay, Texas, on June 19, 1865, Page 2 will be closed on June 20.

While slavery had officially ended with the Emancipation Proclamation more than two years earlier, the news took a long time to reach the people longing to hear it. To learn more about this holiday and its history, we highly recommend “The Black American Holiday Everyone Should Celebrate but Doesn’t” by Jamelle Bouie.