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Honoring Juneteenth - A Day of Celebration and Reflection

As we approach Juneteenth, Washington REALTORS® recognizes the significance of this day and the importance of honoring its legacy. 

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, marks the anniversary of the day in 1865 when the last enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were informed of their freedom—more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. This day is a powerful reminder of our nation's journey toward equality and justice and an opportunity for us to reflect on the progress made and the work still to be done (Source). 

Juneteenth is not only a celebration of freedom but also a time to acknowledge the resilience, contributions, and enduring spirit of African Americans. At Washington REALTORS®, we are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within our community, and the Washington State real estate industry.

How Can You Honor Juneteenth? 

We encourage members to join in the observance of Juneteenth by engaging with educational resources, participating in local events, and supporting Black-owned businesses. Get started by exploring the resources below! 


Washington State Historical Society: Juneteenth Commemoration 

Juneteenth Events for Seattle-Area Families in 2024

Juneteenth Celebration at Stewart Heights Park, Tacoma 

What is Juneteenth? National Museum of African American History & Culture 

Who Celebrates Juneteenth? National Museum of African American History & Culture 

Juneteenth Reading List: National Museum of African American History & Culture

VIDEO: The History and Impact of Juneteenth | Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom

Black Owned Business Finder