San Carlos Branch Library
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San Carlos Branch Library
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San Diego, CA 92119

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Juneteenth Holiday: Libraries are CLOSED June 19th

  Juneteenth marks June 19, 1865, when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. Their arrival came two and a half years after the January 1, 1863 effective date of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The 13th Amendment, passed in December, 1865,  formally abolished slavery in the United States. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. On June 17, 2021, Juneteenth officially became a Federal Holiday. We encourage all to explore the history of this holiday and its celebrations.