On June 17, 2021, history was made when President Joe Biden signed a bill recognizing Juneteenth National Independence Day on June 19th, as a federal holiday to commemorate the approximate day news was brought to the South that informed enslaved African Americans of their emancipation – more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation declared their freedom.
GPA’s mission and vision was built with equity, inclusion, and anti-racism at heart. We must continue to recognize that systemic and structural changes are still needed to realize the freedom Juneteenth commemorates. GPA is committed to continue teaching the truth of our nation’s history and teach future generations to critically examine the historical significance of African Americans and their contributions to our nation.
In celebration and honor of Juneteenth, GPA will be closed on Monday, June 20th, 2022.