Living in the modern Western world, the notion of slavery is difficult to comprehend. But not that long ago, human slavery was a legal institution from the founding of the United States in 1776 up to 1865. The European colonization of the Americans paved the way for slavery. Most of these slaves were brought from Africa and sold to the new world via slave ships.

Slavery was practiced in about half of the United States until it was abolished on January 1, 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. This Proclamation, through the enforcement of Union troops, freed slaves in Texas and other southern states of the Confederacy.

This Juneteenth holiday, let your business join in the celebration of freedom by using these slogans, words, and quotes in your social media posts and internal announcements.

Juneteenth Slogans


Let’s start off with some simple but powerful and effective Juneteenth slogans you can share on social media.

  • Achievements don’t have color. Happy Juneteenth!
  • Always bet on black.
  • Black business is an awesome business.
  • Standing tall against injustice.
  • Joyfully celebrating African-American freedom.
  • Become your ancestor’s dream!
  • Slavery is obsolete in a civilized society.
  • Be proud of being Black.
  • Never let institutional slavery back in.
  • Today is Black Pride day!
  • Great day to be black!
  • Take advantage of the freedoms our ancestors dreamed of.
  • I’m proud and lucky to be black.
  • We had to stand up and break free.
  • A world without color.
  • No more discrimination.
  • We are all free!
  • A difference is skin color shouldn’t divide us.
  • Support black business!
  • Black is beautiful!
  • Black beauty.
  • No more slaves.
  • Proudly black.
  • Black and free!
  • Breaking the chain.
  • Never forget our ancestors were enslaved.
  • Bondage no more.
  • Wishing you great freedom and independence.
  • Freedom/Independence forever.
  • Not blacks, not whites. Just people.
  • End slavery. Begin prosperity.
  • Your achievements are not limited by the color of your skin.
  • Awesomely black!
  • No racism. No slavery.
  • We are all equals.
  • Today is a celebration of equality.
  • No blacks, no whites. We are all Americans.
  • Release the slaves!
  • Yes to freedom, no to slavery.

Juneteenth Quotes

What do famous people have to say about Juneteenth?

  • “Every Black person you meet is a miracle” —Brittany Packnett
  • “Understanding history is one of many ways to break the cycle. Lift up and amplify Black voices.”—Chadwick Boseman
  • “Juneteenth…is an opportunity for folks to kind of catch their breath about what has been this incredible pace of change and shifting that we’ve seen over the last couple of weeks.” —Mark Anthony Neal
  • “The proclamation notes that freedom shall not be repressed. This is what I believe to be the primary significance of Juneteenth.” —Theodorea Regina Berry
  • “Juneteenth… gives us an occasion to reflect on the profound contributions of enslaved Black Americans to the cause of human freedom.” —Jamelle Bouie
  • “We have suffered discrimination. We have suffered isolation and undermining. But we stand up for America, oftentimes when others who think they are more patriotic, who say they are more patriotic, do not.” —Maxine Waters
  • “It’s an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible—and there is still so much work to do.” – Barack Obama
  • “The day we were free—everyone was free.” —Pharrell Williams
  • “If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail. Because the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned we may be, our destiny is tied up with America’s destiny.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • “Emancipation wasn’t a gift bestowed on the slaves; it was something they took for themselves, the culmination of their long struggle for freedom.” — Jamelle Bouie
  • “Even though the story has never been tidy, and Black folks have had to march and fight for every inch of our freedom, our story is nonetheless one of progress.” —Michelle Obama
  • “I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.” – Frederick Douglass
  • “We all require and want respect, man or woman, Black or white. It’s our basic human right.” – Aretha Franklin

“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” – Desmond Tutu

  • “I swear to the Lord I still can’t see why democracy means everybody but me.” – Langston Hughes
  • “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” —Toni Morrison
  • “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” —Desmond Tutu
  • “Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” – Frederick Douglass
  • “You can’t separate peace from freedom, because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” – Malcolm X
  • “What we do as Black women is taking the worst situations and create from that point.” —Viola Davis
  • “Slavery is theft—theft of a life, theft of work, theft of any property or produce, theft even of the children a slave might have borne.” – Kevin Bales
  • “Just don’t give up what you’re trying to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” -Ella Fitzgerald
  • “There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.” – Michelle Obama
  • “Won’t it be wonderful when Black history and Native American history and Jewish history and all of US history is taught from one book. Just US history.” – Maya Angelou,

“Words of Emancipation didn’t arrive until the middle of June so they called it Juneteenth.”—Ralph Ellison

  • “Every June 19th is an opportunity for us to continue the momentum of memory, and the parade and the self-determination movements.” —Dr. Greg Carr
  • “We are ready to fight because we are worth fighting for.” ― Zoé Samudzi,
  • “Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. They claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.” – Kwame Nkrumah
  • “You must never, ever give out. We must keep the faith because we are one people. We are brothers and sisters. We all live in the same house: The American house.” — John Lewis

“Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory or an acceptance of the way things are. It’s a celebration of progress.” —Barack Obama

  • “Struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won; you earn it and win it in every generation.” —Coretta Scott King
  • “If we Black folk perish, America will perish.” —Richard Wright
  • “Whether it’s freedom to express, freedom to live, freedom to earn, freedom to thrive, freedom to learn, whatever it is, I want to make sure that I’m a part of these spaces and opening doors.”—Angela Rye
  • “I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.” —Rosa Parks
  • “It’s an opportunity to both look back but to look ahead to make sure that that notion of freedom and the fragility of it is always protected and celebrated.” —Lonnie Bunch

Happy Juneteenth Slogans

black people

Free to live and love.

Juneteenth is a cause for celebration. These slogans encapsulate the joy of freedom.

  • It’s a beautiful, meaningful celebration of freedom!
  • Juneteenth is definitely a happy day!
  • Juneteenth is when the blacks raise their fists in triumph.
  • All black people are miracles.
  • Freedom is gold.
  • Our freedom has been paid for by our ancestors’ courage.
  • If you listen carefully, America and Africa sound very similar.
  • Slavery is no more.
  • Today, hundreds of years ago, slaves became free.
  • Freedom exists today because of our brave forefathers.
  • Cheers to freedom!
  • A big toast to freedom.
  • Black—you’ll never go wrong with it.
  • A day isn’t complete without a night. Americans are not whole without blacks.
  • Respect blacks. Respect whites. Respect everyone.
  • Every black person has a beautiful story to tell.
  • Jumpteenth is an opportunity to have a brand-new perception on blacks.
  • Freedom from slavery, freedom from tyranny.
  • Slavery and tyranny should not exist today.
  • No skin color should keep us apart as a people.
  • Americans are white, black, yellow, and brown.
  • Stop thinking about obsolete traditions such as slavery.
  • Let this Jumpteenth be the beginning of true equality.
  • Free yourself from prejudice.
  • A golden age of freedom
  • Goodbye, slavery.
  • Equally black.
  • Black business is good business.
  • Fight for freedom.
  • Be happy to be free.
  • Fight for freedom.
  • You deserve to be free.
  • Freedom forever.
  • Onboard to freedom.
  • Happy Juneteenth!

Juneteenth Captions for Social Media

Use any of these captions for your social media posts about Juneteenth.

  • Proud to be black.
  • Freedom can’t be denied.
  • Purge racism, slavery, and discrimination.
  • Free to be black.
  • Supporting black businesses all the way.
  • Slavery is no more.
  • The power of black.
  • Black glory.
  • Glory to the blacks!
  • Black has never been so bright.
  • Today, give black some love.
  • Love is black.
  • Freedom is precious.
  • Remember your ancestors’ sacrifices for your freedom.
  • Freedom from oppression, freedom from slavery.
  • Celebrate the joy of freedom.
  • Breathe the free air.
  • Our shackles are off.
  • Black and white friendship. As simple as that.
  • There’s more work to be done.
  • Rekindle friendships this Juneteenth holiday.
  • Love everyone, regardless of skin color.
  • Remember our history.
  • Freedom is a God-given right.
  • Where there’s freedom, there’s love and progress.
  • Today is a new chapter in black freedom.
  • Freedom reigns.
  • Black slavery begone!
  • No place for slavery.

Happy Juneteenth Quotes

Juneteenth is a commemoration of freedom and liberation. Therefore, it should be approached with happiness. These quotes should help you bring that atmosphere of joy and celebration.

  • “Hold those things that tell your history and protect them.” —Maya Angelou
  • “Let’s put an end to discrimination.” – Unknown
  • “Celebrate the day of Black Freedom.” – Unknown
  • “Liberty and justice for all.” – Unknown
  • “Never apologize for your black thoughts, loyalties, motives, history, or pride.” – Unknown
  • “Nobody is free until everybody is free.” – Fannie Lou Hamer
  • “Freedom!” – Sir William Wallace
  • “Today we rejoice, reflect, and celebrate our achievements throughout history.” – Unknown
  • “Celebrate freedom today and every day. “ – Unknown
  • “This is a day of remembrance of freedom.” – Unknown
  • “Honor freedom.” – Unknown
  • “Today, we break the chains of slavery.” – Unknown

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  • “It’s a day of restoration and recognition.” – Unknown
  • “The best way to fight racism is with unity.” – Unknown
  • “Let the colors disappear so we’ll be united as a people.” – Unknown
  • “Let’s celebrate Juneteenth Independence Day with full hearts.” – Unknown
  • “Send love and lots of warm wishes on Juneteenth Day” – Unknown
  • “A very Happy Juneteenth to you” – Unknown
  • “Open your eyes and see them as people.” – Unknown
  • “There’s prosperity and happiness if we set aside our differences.” – Unknown
  • “There was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other for no man should take me alive.” – Harriet Tubman
  • “My people have a country of their own to go to if they choose—Africa—but, this America belongs to them just as much as it does to any of the white race.” – Josephine Baker
  • “Where annual elections end where slavery begins.” – John Quincy Adams
  • “If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.” — James Baldwin
  • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” –Martin Luther King Jr
  • “It’s an opportunity to both look back but to look ahead to make sure that that notion of freedom and the fragility of it is always protected and celebrated.” —Lonnie Bunch
  • “What matters is not how long you live…but how you live.” –Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “I have seen hundreds of escaped slaves, but I never saw one who was willing to go back and be a slave.” – Harriet Tubman
  • “Now I’ve been free, I know what a dreadful condition slavery is.” – Harriet Tubman
  • “Slavery is a bygone notion. And it should stay that way.” – Unknown
  • “The ability to have somebody to tell your story to is so important.” – Maya Angelou.
  • “Every year we must remind successive generations that this event triggered a series of events that one by one defines the challenges and responsibilities of successive generations.” – Al Edwards.
  • “I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength lasted, and when the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.” – Harriet Tubman.
  • “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” — Abraham Lincoln

Juneteenth Sayings

Here are some more phrases and words that you can use on your social media posts and business collateral about the Juneteenth celebration.

  • Remember, skin color is only pigmentation.
  • The black movement begins.
  • Black and white. Yin and Yang.
  • Celebrate a holiday of freedom
  • Re-live the true essence of freedom
  • Slavery is abolished today.
  • Freedom is for all skin colors.
  • Fight for freedom.
  • You can’t break up peace, freedom, and independence.
  • We’re all a part of one world.
  • Slavery should have never been conceived in the first place.
  • Flock to freedom
  • White doves, black ravens
  • Juneteenth is our independence day
  • All sacrifices on the altar of freedom are precious.
  • If there were no skin colors, the world would be a better place.
  • Skin color is not a determinant of social or civil status.
  • Slavery shouldn’t be in the dictionary.
  • Love begins with freedom.
  • Black freedom is freedom for all.
  • Love everybody. We all live only once.
  • Love everybody. The world is already a challenging place to live in.
  • We have so many world problems to face. No need to add slavery and discrimination.
  • Do you know that innumerable blacks have contributed to the advancement of science and technology?
  • Numerous blacks spearheaded the society we live in today.
  • Blacks are wonderful people.
  • All blacks I met are awesome people.
  • Feel the power of being able to do what you want to do.
  • I’d like to live in a world where everyone is free.
  • Skin color is no excuse for discrimination.
  • Aren’t you tired of discrimination? We’re in modern times!
  • Juneteenth helps remind us of the price we paid to be free.
  • Society doesn’t need slaves.
  • Freedom and liberty are components of peace on Earth.
  • Rekindle the memories of black liberty.

Juneteenth Hashtags

Use any of these Juneteenth hashtags so your posts can be found easily.

  • #happyjuneteenth
  • #juneteenthcelebration
  • #juneteenthismyindependenceday
  • #blacklivesmatter
  • #blackfreedom
  • #notoslavery
  • #freedomfromslavery
  • #blackpower
  • #blm
  • #blackindependence
  • #juneteenthindependenceday
  • #missjuneteenth
  • #nomoreslaves
  • #slavesnomore
  • #abolishslavery
  • #slaveryisevil
  • #juneteenthrevolution
  • #blackrevolution
  • #juneteenthfest
  • #neveragaintoslavery
  • #juneteenthedition
  • #juneteenthjubilee
  • #juneteenthchallenge
  • #nojusticenopeace
  • #blackhistorymonth
  • #blacksareequals
  • #alwaysbetonblack
  • #blackcommunity
  • #supportblackownedbusinesses
  • #blackmen
  • #freedomday
  • #blackbeauty
  • #blackisbeautiful
  • #blackbusiness
  • #blackexcellence

What is Juneteenth?

The Juneteenth National Independence Day–sometimes called Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, or Black Independence Day–is a recently recognized federal holiday in the United States. Signed into law on June 17, 2021 by President Joe Biden, Juneteenth commemorates the liberation of African-American slaves.

It’s also the anniversary date (June 19, 1865) of the Union Army’s General Order No. 3, which publicly states the freedom of enslaved people in Texas. During the American Civil War, Texas was the last Confederacy state that still practiced institutional slavery.

What does Juneteenth Symbolize

Juneteenth mainly symbolizes the emancipation or the abolishment of institutional slavery of African-American people in the United States. Later, it expanded into a holiday that celebrates African-American culture.

On June 19, 1865, through Union General Gordon Granger, a proclamation of freedom was enacted for the enslaved African Americans in Texas, the last Confederate state that practiced slavery. This date became the basis for the present Juneteenth holiday celebration.

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