Florida Barber Academy will be closed in observance of Juneteenth.
Juneteenth is a day to celebrate freedom and progress. 🖤💛❤️💚
🚫 We’re closed on  Monday, June 20th in remembrance of this day
✅ We’ll see you back on campus, Tuesday, June 20 with normal hours

 

⭐️ Did you know what Juneteenth stands for? 🤔

It is the freedom of African Americans from slavery in the U.S. in 1865 and is celebrated on the holiday Juneteenth on June 19. Juneteenth is made up of the words ‘June’ and ‘nineteenth,’ and it is on this day that Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Texas more than 155 years ago to inform slaves that slavery had been abolished.

 

HOW CAN YOU OBSERVE JUNETEENTH:

💚 Fly the Juneteenth flag
Echoing the red, white, and blue of the U.S. flag, the Juneteenth flag signifies that slaves and their descendants are true Americans. A star in the middle represents Texas, with a larger outer star representing new freedom and new people.

🖤 Attend a Juneteenth celebration
Some citizens in the southern states celebrate with readings and oral histories of their ancestors, which is an honorable way to remember a somber period in American history. Celebrations also include cookouts, rodeos, concerts, and parades.

❤️ Watch a movie about slavery
Recent titles include “12 Years a Slave,” “Glory,” Amistad” and “Django Unchained.”