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AAFSA Celebrates Juneteenth

Each June, we celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest-known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States with a virtual event of 152 Ospreys. On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, where more than 200,000 slaves were unaware of their freedom, and announced that slaves were free. This announcement came more than two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.


AAFSA aims to support the needs of all individuals with Black African ancestry, regardless of nationality, and to promote cultural, educational and civic activities within our UNF community.


For more history on Juneteenth, you can visit You can also search "Juneteenth" in UNF's Thomas G. Carpenter Library database for available resources.

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