Davis Media Access recorded the Yolo County Early Juneteenth Celebration on June 5, 2022, from 11am-5pm at the UC Davis Conference Center. The Yolo County celebration was a mixture of entertainment, education, and community healing. We are proud to release an edited video of this event on June 19, 2022. For more information about the event, please visit: https://www.yolojuneteenth.org/.
Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday.