Celebrities from Tom Hanks to Taylor Swift wishing Juneteenth

Juneteenth is celebrated as Freedom day in US every year on 19th June. Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The name “Juneteenth” references the date of the holiday, combining the words “June” and “nineteenth.”

Celebrities from tom Hanks, Taylor Swift, Beyonce and others have wished Juneteenth to their fans by posting it on the Instagram.

Tom Hanks posted “A Day to celebrate. Nationally. Working towards Liberty and Justice. For All. Hanx.

Morgan Freeman posted “JUNETEENTH commemorates emancipation from slavery and celebrates the culture and achievements of African Americans. This date is considered to be the official end of slavery. On June 19, 1865, Major Gordon Granger and his Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to deliver the news that the war ended & that the enslaved were now free. This event took place two & a half years AFTER President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared all slaves free as of January 1, 1863.”

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Taylor Swift posted “Happy Juneteenth!

I want to thank @the.root and @thedanielleyoung for allowing me to post this video about the significance of today, June 19th, and why it should be celebrated as a National holiday. Personally, I’ve made the decision to give all of my employees June 19th off in honor of Freedom Day from now on, and to continue to educate myself on the history that brought us to this present moment. For my family, everything that has transpired recently gives us an opportunity to reflect, listen, and reprogram any part of our lives that hasn’t been loudly and ferociously anti-racist, and to never let privilege lie dormant when it could be used to stand up for what’s right.”

Beyonce “Happy Juneteenth Weekend! I hope we continue to share joy and celebrate each other, even in the midst of struggle. Please continue to remember our beauty, strength and power.
“BLACK PARADE” celebrates you, your voice and your joy and will benefit Black-owned small businesses. Click the link in my bio to learn more.”

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Justin Bieber Posted a greeting

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Katy Perry posted “Juneteenth

Many of us are taught that slavery came to an end with the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, but for enslaved people in Texas, freedom didn’t come until June 19, 1865. #Juneteenth is a day to celebrate freedom, culture, and the progress achieved through activism and voting. I’m working with @WhenWeAllVote to continue the efforts of past generations who fought for Black lives, Black voices, and Black votes. None of us are free until all of us are free.”

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Rihanna posted “#JUNETEENTH Jam Session with @thatsmymo!

We had a great time celebrating #JUNETEENTH with y’all! Just in case you missed it, here’s our jam session with @thatsmymo to keep the party going!🎶Let us know which part of the day was your favorite 👇🏾”

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBpAKpnB1Xi/

Ariana Grande posted on her Instagram stories

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Ariana’s Instagram post wishing Juneteenth

Selena Gomez requested Everyone needs to have their voices heard and we can do that by VOTING!

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I want to thank all of the amazing people that took the time to speak to us directly. I am blown away with your knowledge, eagerness to teach and commitment to ensuring Black voices are not silenced. Educating ourselves is the first step if we hope to make any progress in bringing an end to systemic racism. As much as one might want to believe things have gotten better we cannot deny any longer that they have not. We need to acknowledge that social, political and economic discrimination against Black communities continues to exist. There is a deep pain that needs to be healed. Unless this is recognized history will continue to repeat itself over and over. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Tomorrow is Juneteenth which commemorates the day slaves in Texas were told they were free on June 19th 1865. To learn more of the history and the movement to make it a national holiday read The article in my bio. Please take the day to have conversations with your family and friends about the importance of Black Lives Matter and how we all need to join together to ensure equality and justice and then continue these conversations every day!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Everyone needs to have their voices heard and we can do that by VOTING! We will not let voter suppression stop us! Check out @whenweallvote to get registered and find other helpful resources.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ It’s not lost on me how fortunate I am to have this platform and appreciate you all for taking the time to watch, listen and take in the powerful messages and information we’ve been provided over the last two weeks by some of the most inspiring people I’ve come across in my life. If you missed any of these incredible IG stories they are all saved in my Story Highlights under #BLM and #BLM2. This is just the beginning and we will continue to hear from other Black voices and as well as other marginalized communities I am committed to doing the work and I hope you join me.

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