TOPEKA (KSNT) – Folks gathered Tuesday in locations throughout America to boost the official Juneteenth Flag on the identical time in unity, and the Kansas Statehouse was no exception.
The Topeka Household & Mates Juneteenth Celebration, Inc. gathered on the statehouse to rejoice with their very own particular ceremony. Juneteenth is the celebration of freedom given to slaves in 1865. June 19 marks the anniversary of the tip of the American Civil Struggle and slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation granted slaves their freedom in 1863, nevertheless, their freedom wasn’t realized till two years after by way of an government order signed by Normal Gordon Granger.