Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day or Emancipation Day) is a day to honor and celebrate liberation. It was 156 years ago on June 19, 1865 that all Americans became free from slavery (despite the Emancipation Proclamation occurring two years prior). Today, the holiday is about celebrating Black culture, history and life, bringing people together to honor all those who came before us and fought for the rights and privileges we hold today.