Mercy Recognizes Juneteenth

June 19, 2020

Today, Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women recognizes and celebrates Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S. While the Emancipation Proclamation, which became official on January 1, 1863, formally ended slavery, it was on June 19, 1865 when Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Mercy is proud to stand in solidarity with all Americans to celebrate the end of slavery in our country, and work alongside the Black community to denounce racism in all its forms, speak out against bigotry, and to fight for change. The Mercy Educational System of the Americas (MESA) have shared the following prayer service in honor of Juneteenth

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