New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) April 19, 2005
Juneteenth.com announces the launch of the 140th Juneteenth Anniversary Campaign - a 10-year initiative which will focus on assessment, education and acknowledgement of African American progress since 1865 - culminating with the 150th Juneteenth Anniversary.
Often cited as the African American Independence Day, Juneteenth has been the subject of city, state and federal legislation in recent years, establishing it as a special day of recognition, and as one of the fastest growing events in the country. The celebration of Juneteenth originates from Galveston, Texas, whereas on June 19th, 1865, the word of the Emancipation Proclamation reached the enslaved. Today, Juneteenth is embraced and celebrated by all races and ethnicities in honor, and in commemoration of African American culture and achievement.
Juneteenth.com developed and maintains the National Juneteenth Registry - the largest database of Juneteenth celebrations, organizations and supporters in existence. Juneteenth.com was launched in 1996 as a Web portal to communicate and support the efforts of Juneteenth organizations and to raise awareness and self-esteem in the African American community. (http://www.juneteenth.com/pr041505-01_anniversary.htm)