Why Juneteenth is Important

2019-06-18T15:42:18-07:00

Celebrating & Acknowledging Freedom Day June 18, 2019 - On June 19, Oregon Food Bank will observe Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day), a holiday commemorating the abolishment of slavery in 1865 in Texas and the Confederate South, nearly two-and-half years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. [...]