Juneteenth (also known as Jubilee Day) is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. It commemorates June 19th, 1865 when Union General Gordon Granger traveled to Galveston, Texas to bring the news that the Civil War had ended, and all enslaved people were free.

While the 13th Amendment formally abolished slavery in the United States in January of 1865, June 19th marked the date that the news of freedom arrived, nearly seven months later.

Juneteenth asks us to consider the promises of freedom not yet fully realized.

For Juneteeth 2020, Internal Knowledge and Are.na present Chess Camp – a partnership exploring strategy, empathy, psychological freedom and Black history.

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