32 Juneteenth Quotes and Captions to Honor the Day

Commemorate the struggle and the triumph of emancipation in the United States with Juneteenth greetings and quotes.

Published June 2, 2023
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In the not-so-distant past is when Juneteenth got its start. Juneteenth started as a way to commemorate the emancipation of those enslaved in the United States starting in 1865 - despite the Emancipation Proclamation taking place in 1862. It was three years later, in 1865, that federal troops arrived to bring an end to the unscrupulous practice of slavery.

While not a light or easy subject, Juneteenth is a cause to celebrate and reflect on the progress that's been made - without ignoring how far there still is to go. Here's an easy guide what to say on Juneteenth and appropriate ways to express a Happy Juneteenth.

Inspirational Juneteenth Quotes and Greetings

Juneteenth is a monumental day to honor and remember in the journey towards social justice and equal opportunity. Here are a few ideas of what you can say; raise up your voice to celebrate freedom on Juneteenth with these messages.

Celebratory and Inspirational Juneteenth Quotes and Greetings
  • Happy Juneteenth.
  • Dream like Martin, Fight like Malcom, Write like Maya, Challenge like Rosa, Lead like Harriet.
  • Juneteenth, breaking every chain since 1865
  • Juneteenth - Because Black people weren't free in 1776
  • Wishing you peace and a happy Juneteenth.
  • Flourish and be free this Juneteenth.
  • Have a strong, proud, and Black Juneteenth.
  • Here's to celebrating freedom today and every day.
  • Wishing you and your family a happy Juneteenth.
  • Happy Juneteenth. May we celebrate freedom and work towards future progress.
  • May you celebrate freedom, heritage, and dreams this Juneteenth.

Juneteenth Instagram Captions

Add a post or two on Instagram to honor your ancestors on Juneteenth - and add a fitting caption.

Juneteenth Instagram Caption
  • Celebrating the day of freedom
  • Justice for all
  • Black Lives Matter
  • The Real Independence Day
  • Black History is US History
  • The end of slavery doesn't mean the end of progress
  • #BlackIndependenceDay
  • Living Unapologetically Black
  • Juneteenth Vibes
  • Black Magic
  • Juneteenth Vibes Only
  • Little Miss Juneteenth
  • Peace | Love | Juneteenth
  • Being Black is a blessing

Famous Quotes for Juneteenth

The incredible minds in Black History can do the talking for you this Juneteenth.

Famous Quotes for Juneteenth
  • "Nobody's free until everybody's free." Fannie Lou Hamer
  • "Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation." Coretta Scott King
  • "You can't separate peace from freedom, because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom." Malcom X
  • "We are not ready to fight because we love fighting. We are ready to fight because we are worth fighting for." Zoé Samudzi
  • "Where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can." Barack Obama
  • "Words of Emancipation didn't arrive until the middle of June, so they called it Juneteenth. So that was it, the night of Juneteenth celebration, his mind went on. The celebration of a gaudy illusion." Ralph Ellison
  • "You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I'll rise." Maya Angelou

Juneteenth Quotes and Captions to Celebrate Freedom

Remember and acknowledge Juneteenth with quotes or an appropriate greetings for friends and family this year. From a thoughtful handwritten card to taking the celebration online, these quotes and captions have you covered for any Juneteenth message.

32 Juneteenth Quotes and Captions to Honor the Day