Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas and more broadly, the emancipation of enslaved Africans in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers landed at Galveston, TX with news that the Civil War and that enslaved peoples were free. This was two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Juneteenth has a direct lineage to Galveston and celebrations occur annually throughout the diaspora. In America, more than 24 states recognize June 19th as a state holiday or have some official form of observance.
Postcard printed on 16pt C2S, 5"x7"
Philadelphia Printworks and BLK MKT Vintage bring you “Freedom Summer” a collaborative collection from the Reclaim BLK series focused on the nostalgia of past Summer activities used by African Americans as a tactic of subversion and self-care. It is a call to action to re-engage in these activities during the current climate of political unrest. It is also a commemoration of these activities. The name of the collection is a reference to the 1964 voter registration drive of the same name.
Visit our Community Partners page to see the organizations and work supported by your purchase.