Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on June 19 throughout the United States, with varying official recognition. It is commemorated on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865 announcement by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas. This online gathering will feature a speaker, music and traditions that celebrates the culture of African Americans. Hosted by the Diocese of Charleston Office of Ethnic Ministries, Kathleen Merritt, Director. Speakers include: Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone, the Honorable Arthur C. McFarland and Father Michael Okere. Musician and composer Dr. Kevin Johnson will perform and we will share a traditional Juneteenth recipe with you.