Juneteenth (observed) – CLOSED
June 18, 2021 @ 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The ASC is CLOSED for the observation of the Juneteenth holiday.
Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of people who were enslaved in the US. Juneteenth originated in Galveston, Texas, and is now celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States. It is commemorated on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865 announcement by Union Army General Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas. While President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had officially outlawed slavery 2.5 years earlier, the enforcement had been very slow as it depended on the advancement of union troops.