Four-minute read. Over one hundred people gathered at Park Central Square in Springfield, Missouri at noon on Juneteenth — Monday, June 19, 2023 to learn, reflect, and lament the tragic events of Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday in April 1906 when three African American were lynched.
Four-minute read. Stephanie Hasty reflects on Juneteenth, — June 19, the date that Major General Gordon Granger read General Order 3 to the people of Galveston, Texas. It was then, two years after The Emancipation Proclamation was signed, that every enslaved person in the United States was free and knew it.
One-minute read. As federal employees are granted a paid holiday to celebrate Juneteenth, learn more about this commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
Two-minute read. In 2015, the 126th Diocesan Convention passed a resolution regarding the response of the Episcopal churches in West Missouri to the ongoing sin of Racism. One of the provisions was the use the service closest to “Juneteenth” as an opportunity to remind ourselves of the constant vigilance needed to address racism.