Juneteenth is now celebrated as an official holiday in nineteen states. Founded in Galveston, Texas by freedmen and women in 1865, when Union troops brought news of the Emancipation Proclamation, its official day is June 19. Picnics, parades, and historic commemorations mark Juneteenth, particularly in the south central United States.
Alma Day last appeared at Willingboro Public Library in the one-woman show "Women on the Move." She has also written and starred in one-woman tributes to the writer Zora Neale Hurston, abolitionist Sojourner Truth and civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Day has performed at Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia, as well as Crossroads and George Street Theatres in New Brunswick