June 19 at 12:00 AM


Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission - 112 Washington Place #500, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Also known as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Juneteenth Independence Day, and Black Independence Day, Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States.

On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, TX and announced the end of the civil war and the end of slavery.

In honor of this day, our offices will be closed.