June 19, 1865, marked the end of slavery in the United States. The troops reached Galveston, Texas in 1865 to control the state and ensure the enslaved people were freed (history.com). This day, known as Juneteenth, is considered the longest-running African-American holiday. It is also referred to as Emancipation Day, Black Independence Day, and Freedom Day. It became a federal holiday in 2021 and is celebrated every year.
Our sales team at 400 Central attended the Jazzy Juneteenth Jubilee celebration at The Mahaffey Theater Plaza in St. Petersburg. This event consisted of an exclusive wear-white party and jazz performances in dedication of Juneteenth. The city of St. Petersburg holds many events for important holidays and ensures that every milestone is recognized. Residences at 400 Central will live in the center of these events and are able to be involved in celebrating days like Juneteenth.