Looking for a way to celebrate Juneteenth and support Black-owned businesses? Then head to Momentum Coffee at 2119 S State St on June 20th from 8am-4pm! They'll be hosting a special pop-up event featuring local vendors, special menus and more. So come out, enjoy some great coffee and help support the Black community!
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. While this was two and a half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation - which had declared all slaves in rebel states free as of January 1, 1863 - it was still an incredibly momentous occasion. For many Black Americans, Juneteenth is a time to reflect on the long journey from slavery to freedom and to celebrate the progress that has been made since then. It's also a time to support Black-owned businesses and to uproot the systemic racism that still exists today. So come out and celebrate Juneteenth at Momentum Coffee!
How Momentum Coffee Celebrates Juneteenth
Momentum Coffee celebrates #freedomday by focusing on economic empowerment of small business. Why? Because when we buy from small, local businesses, we are investing in our community. We are also supporting the entrepreneurs who make our town special and unique.
At Momentum Coffee, we are proud to be a small, local business. We know that shopping local is important for many reasons. First, buying from small businesses helps to keep money in our community. When we spend our money locally, it goes back into the local economy and supports the businesses that make our town special.
Second, shopping local helps to create jobs. Small businesses are the largest employer in the United States, and they help to keep our economy strong. By supporting small businesses, we are supporting job
When you come to Momentum Coffee on June 20th, you can expect to find a variety of local vendors selling their wares. There will also be special menus featuring coffee and other drinks honoring the Black community. And of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn more about Juneteenth and its significance.
When is Juneteenth Observed?
Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, is observed annually on June 19th. This date marks the anniversary of the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce that all slaves were free - two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
Today, Juneteenth is celebrated across the United States as a day to commemorate the end of slavery. Many communities hold festivals and parades.
Juneteenth National Independence Day falls on Sunday, June 19, 2022, and is a federal holiday according to the Office of Personnel Management. Most federal employees will receive the following Monday as a day off of work.
The newest Federal holiday was signed into law on June 17, 2021, by President Joe Biden to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. following the conclusion of the Civil War.
So #meetatmomentum June 20th!