Holidays and Celebrations
Month-long Observances | June 2022
- LGBT Pride
- Caribbean American Heritage
Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 (Native Americans): The United States granted the right of citizenship to all Native Americans born in the country. However, the right to vote was not granted until 1957.
Loving Day (Black American): The anniversary of a historic court decision for interracial marriage.
Puerto Rican Day Parade (Puerto Rican): The largest demonstration of cultural pride in the U.S., the parade promotes prominent historical figures and seeks to raise awareness of critical issues in the community.
Juneteenth (Black American): Juneteenth marks the anniversary of when African Americans in Texas, the last state with institutional slavery, learned of the Emancipation Proclamation. It was more than two years after it was initially issued.
Birthday of Helen Keller (People with Disabilities): While known as being both blind and deaf, Keller was one of the 20th century’s leading humanitarians and co-founder of the ACLU.