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On June 19, 1865 (JUNE NINETEEN= JUNETEENTH); the Black people in Galveston, Texas were declared 'FREE' in that area, 30 months after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after the end of Civil War.  This declaration (General Order #3) is considered Emancipation Day for ALL Black people in the United States.  It is one of the OLDEST African American holidays and it is recognized all over the world!

YAAHC recognizes that celebrating Juneteenth means to HONOR OUR ANCESTORS for their suffering, sacrifices, contributions to this world and paving the way for the next generations!

For the past 40 years; we have had a 3-Day celebration, which consists of three components-

*See below*


The IMPORTANCE of the Pan-African Flag Raising is to honor our Ancestors that were taken away from their homeland- Mother Africa (ALKEBULAN) and divided amongst many Continents all over the world.  In this ceremony, we are reminded that no matter where we are- WE ARE ONE FAMILY!


YAAHC understands the importance of acknowledging our children attributes, talents and goals! Through our 'Youth Team', we create different shows that exhibits those talents: Art, dance, music and spoke word.

This allows the COMMUNITY to invest and support the next generation!

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