June 13, 2023

Emancipation Exultation: Reveling in the Significance and Commemoration of Juneteenth

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Juneteenth is more than just a holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of the last enslaved Black Americans. On June 19, 1865, about 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation, which had taken effect two years prior. Texas was the last Confederate state forced to free enslaved people of color, officially ending slavery in the U.S.

Listed below, you will see some resources, events and a plan that was signed into law to support Black business owners.

Events

There are many local events going on in Indy. Click here for more information.

The American Rescue Plan

This was signed into law in 2021 and has supported Black business owners and families by:

  • Expanding access to wealth creation through small-business ownership in Black communities.
  • Providing cash relief directly to low- and middle-income Americans, which cut Black child poverty by 40 percent.
  • Leveraging federal procurement to reduce the racial wealth gap for Black entrepreneurs.

Resources and ways to support

  • Support Black owned businesses. Click here for more information.
  • Find organizations to donate to. Click here for more information.

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