DAG Juneteenth Activities


Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day, is an unofficial American holiday and an official Texas state holiday. It is celebrated annually on the 19th of June in America to commemorate Union army general Gordon Granger's reading of federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas, on 19 June 1865, proclaiming all slaves in Texas were now free. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed them almost two and a half years earlier, and the American Civil War had largely ended with the defeat of the Confederate States in April, Texas was the most remote of the slave states, with a low presence of Union troops, so enforcement of the proclamation had been slow and inconsistent. Democratic Governors Cuomo (NY) and Northam (VA) recently made Juneteenth a paid day off for all state employees.

We have several events to commemorate Juneteenth.



Date/Time Location Event
Friday, June 19, 2020, at 4pm - 6pm CEST Hamburg #SayTheirNames – Juneteenth Memorial
Friday, June 19, 2020, at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CEST Online Juneteenth Celebration/Happy Hour
Friday, June 19, 2020, at 7 pm -8 pm CEST Kaiserslautern Juneteenth Celebration, Kaiserslautern Stiftsplatz
Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 2pm - 4pm CEST Cologne/Bonn Juneteenth - March Against Racism
Sunday, June 21, 2020, at 3 pm - 5:30 am CEST Online Juneteenth: How Can the US Start to Live Up to Its Ideals