This year marks the first anniversary of the Juneteenth holiday in the United States.
Juneteenth commemorates the June 19, 1865 proclamation of freedom for the enslaved people in Texas, the last state of the Confederacy with slavery. While Juneteenth is considered the "longest-running African-American holiday” and has been called "America's second Independence Day,” it wasn’t recognized as a federal holiday until 2021.
At Pine Street Inn we are committed to being a home for all. Thank you to those who lift this country up and continue to fight for equality. We encourage you to visit the Black-owned businesses found in the links below and/or take part in Juneteenth events happening throughout the coming days.