Juneteenth commemorates the day of June 19, 1865, which is when Union soldiers arrived in Texas to announce the end of the Civil War and the freeing of enslaved peoples throughout the United States.
The UCC is hosting a Zoom event on Friday, June 19th to commemorate the end of slavery, as well as commit to a “long term antiracist movement.” Please read the article on the UCC site for more details. You can register and join the event here, and also follow a “Celebrate Juneteenth” Facebook page created by the Racial Justice Mission Group of UCC’s New Hampshire Conference.
Please join CCB and the UCC in continuing to take a stand against racism and injustice, supporting Black businesses, and amplifying the voices of our Black brothers and sisters. Find resources for supporting the movement and educating yourself and others here, and find a ever-growing list of local and online Black-owned businesses here.