Juneteenth 2024

June 18, 2024

Juneteenth originated in Texas, commemorating June 19, 1865, when African Americans in Galveston learned belatedly of the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been signed more than two years before. 

Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. (Source: juneteenth.com)

Moravian Academy is closed today in observance of the holiday. Below are resources, videos, and local events to learn more and to  celebrate Juneteenth. 


Videos for Learners


Visit Juneteenth Lehigh Valley Website

Check out this year's list of Juneteenth events and celebrations courtesy of Juneteenth Lehigh Valley.

The greater Lehigh Valley community is a hub of history, arts, and culture. Annually, place like the Allentown Art Museum, ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem Area Public Library, and the many colleges and universities organize family-friendly events and exhibits to learn about and celebrate Juneteenth as well as other holidays while engaging with the broader community. 

Educational Resources


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