June 17, 2022
Celebrate Juneteenth in Seattle
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that the Union army enforced the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas and announced the end of slavery in that state. Texas was the most remote confederate state and one of the last to be emancipated.
We join in celebrating Juneteenth this year, including sharing the opportunity to view a new historical installation, The Unspoken Truths, co-presented by Pacifica client MOHAI and the Black Heritage Society of Washington State. In recognition of Juneteenth, Pacifica will be closed on Monday, June 20th.