Juneteenth events and ceremonies in Delaware are underway.

Delaware Juneteenth celebrations run throughout month

Jarek RutzCulture, Headlines

The First State has a number of events and ceremonies to celebrate and honor a newly-established federal holiday in mid-June.  Juneteenth, short for June 19, is a holiday that celebrates June 19, 1865. That day, Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger and his officers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to free any remaining slaves. It was two months after the Civil War …