• Greater Bergen Community Action

Honoring Juneteenth

During the second year of Juneteenth as a federal holiday that GBCA observes, we recognize the resilience of Black Americans in the face of injustice and inequity.


Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 when the Black people of Texas became the last to learn of their freedom from slavery in accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation declared by President Abraham Lincoln two long years earlier in 1863.


Annually, June 19th marks a time of celebration in honor of perseverance, strength and the invaluable contributions and achievements of the Black community — in spite of generations of oppression.


This Juneteenth, GBCA as the federally-designated anti-poverty agency of Bergen County, is reaffirming our commitment to seeking truth and taking action, as we continue to address persistent and emerging issues to effectively serve our community through our work towards economic, and thus social, equity.