The date, June 19, Juneteenth, 1865, refers to the day when enslaved African Americans learned of their emancipation. The star represents Texas, the Lone Star State, as well as the freedom of African Americans in all 50 states.
What are the colors of Juneteenth?
The Juneteenth colors of red, white, and blue echo the iconic colors of the American flag. These three colors appear on the Juneteenth flag as a second declaration of independence: Black Americans—from former slaves to their living descendants—were and are free Americans too.