Learn about Juneteenth at the Mechanicsville Library

 Juneteenth will be celebrated on Monday, June 19, 2023. On June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. This, however was two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect January, 1863. This day, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has become a day for African Americans to celebrate not only their freedom, but their history, culture and achievements.

The Mechanicsville Library has a display by the front entrance of great books that will help you learn more about Juneteenth! Come check them out!