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Juneteenth (June 19) marks the day in 1865 when U.S. federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all African Americans were freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed. The date is now a federal holiday. 

Education: What is Juneteenth?

How to Commemorate


Appropriate songs include:

  • "Freedom Is Coming" (The Faith We Sing, 2192)
  • "O, Freedom" (The Faith We Sing, 2194)
  • "Siyahamba" (The Faith We Sing, 2235)
  • "Goodness Is Stronger than Evil" (The Faith We Sing, 2219; Upper Room Worshipbook, 436)
  • "Lift Every Voice and Sing" (The United Methodist Hymnal, 519)
  • "We Shall Overcome" (The United Methodist Hymnal, 533)

From, 2020

** Please note: Juneteenth is a holiday for the NIC Conference Staff. The office is not open on this day.

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