More than 100 staff, students, and faculty gathered together in the Golden Eagle Ballroom at Cal State LA on June 15 to take part in a festive Juneteenth celebration hosted by Cal State LA’s Staff Working Group on Belonging, Community, and Diversity.
Juneteenth, observed on June 19, commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. It is the oldest known U.S. celebration of the abolition of slavery and marks the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, learned they were free. The day is also known by other names such as Emancipation Day, Liberation Day, or Freedom Day. Read more about the campus Juneteenth event.