To: Iowa High School Students, Grades 9 - 11 From: Nakia Ewing Iowa Juneteenth Observance firstname.lastname@example.org Juneteenth’ is an international observance marking the end to slavery on June 19, 1865. Juneteenth will celebrate 154 years of celebration during 2018. The Iowa Juneteenth Observance will mark its 28 anniversary as well. On April 11, 2002, Governor Tom Vilsack signed legislation establishing Juneteenth as an official day of recognition in Iowa that is observed annually on the third Saturday in June.
This year’s Essay theme for Iowa Juneteenth 2019 is: “Reclaiming Our Time: Together We can do More.”