Today, we recognize and celebrate Juneteenth. Though the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, it wasn’t until this date in 1865 that federal troops arrived in Texas to ensure that the state’s 250,000 enslaved people were freed.
Sewickley Academy celebrates all of our Black and African American students, faculty, staff, and families, as well as the historical significance and magnitude of this day. We are committed to supporting an inclusive community that welcomes and encourages everyone to be their authentic selves. Let us all take some time today to reflect on the importance of resiliency, determination, and independence.