The sports world and Juneteenth

The sports world and Juneteenth

Juneteenth is now a federal holday. June 19 marks the day that the last of the slaves were told they were freed. Soldiers reached Galveston, Texas with the news in 1985, two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

The sports world has acknowledged the holiday in several ways, from social media statements to educational projects.