America makes a big fuss over July 4th because that was when white male landowners declared independence from England. But Black Americans weren’t included as most were enslaved. Although Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, it wasn’t honored in every state. Even the end of the Civil War didn’t truly free Blacks.
However, a Union army general issued General Order No. 3 in Texas on June 19, 1865. This was the first Juneteenth. The order proclaimed freedom for enslaved people in Texas, but gradually the effects extended across the nation. Finally, the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution officially ended slavery countrywide on December 6, 1865.
As of 2021, Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the USA. It took a lot of lobbying over decades to get it recognized. In fact, in the first hundred years after the initial Juneteenth, African Americans mostly celebrated at church. Now all Americans can celebrate this holiday and hopefully learn more about Black culture and history. We have a long way to go toward equality so it’s important to celebrate every positive step along the way.
We hope you enjoy our collection of Juneteenth shirts. Wear them to celebrate freedom.
Top Juneteenth Shirts
Juneteenth Shirt, Freeish Shirt
The shirt acknowledges the holiday while reminding us of our African roots and the strength within us. Wear it with pride.
Unfortunately, many white Americans don’t know what Juneteenth is. Some are willfully ignorant but most are victims of cultural racism. Not even all Black Americans understand the holiday. Therefore, it falls upon a few to be teachers for the rest. You’ve got this! Let the shirt be the conversation starter. We hope that one day Juneteenth will be just as equally celebrated and understood as July 4.
Juneteenth 1865 T-Shirt
Black Power. Be proud of your history, your culture, and your future.
We like the Rasta colors because they remind us of our African heritage. Do you know what they stand for?
Green is for a connection to nature. Gold is linked to rebellion against the establishment. And red stands for the blood spilled by the people in the struggle for freedom.
Juneteenth Afro Freeish T-Shirt
Check out this awesome afro! Did you know that California is the first state that made a law about natural hair? Now it’s forbidden to discriminate against people because of afros, locs, braids, and other natural hairstyles. Soon afterward, New York followed suit. Although it’s incredible to believe that we have to have laws like this, sometimes that’s how change has to come. The law prohibits discrimination then the culture adapts.
So, don’t let the system get you down. From time to time it works. Juneteenth is a great example, and we hope there will be many more.
Juneteenth Woman T-Shirt, Juneteenth 1865 Shirt
If you’re a Black American descended from enslaved people, your freedom didn’t come until 1865. Depending on where you live, you might still feel oppressed. Let this shirt speak for you.
Speaking of shirts, you should know that we print our designs on various colors, sizes, and styles. For example, we have the classic unisex T-shirt as well as a women’s tailored fit with cap sleeves. Then there are long-sleeved tees, youth unisex shirts, and sweatshirts, too. Most styles come in sizes from extra small to 4XL.
There are many colors to choose from, including black, white, Irish green, natural, maroon, royal blue, navy, and sport gray.
Juneteenth African American Flag Lips T-Shirt
This fun T-shirt design celebrates Juneteenth in a colorful way. It’s modeled on Betsy Ross’s original flag design from the 1700s but uses African heritage colors.
If you’re having trouble deciding which T-shirt to get, we have good news for you. If your order totals $100 or more, you’ll get free shipping.
Juneteenth Freedom Since 1865 T-Shirt
Did you know that the Black Lives Matter movement inspired similar protests in other countries around the world? Places as diverse as Japan, Denmark, and the United Kingdom all saw uprisings for racial justice.
Do It For Culture T-Shirt, Racial Equality Shirt
Too much Black blood has been shed. It almost feels like we need a moment of silence every Juneteenth to remember that so many people have been murdered. Yet it’s also a time for celebration and pride. This beautiful heart seems to capture it all with one image.
Freedom T-Shirt, Social Justice Shirt, BLM Tee
As they say, freedom isn’t free. But in some ways, things are better than they were. Here’s to all the Black Americans who stood their ground to get us where we are.
Let’s be honest, America is still working on its issues. But there’s every reason to enjoy the day!
Juneteenth T-Shirt, Juneteenth Gift
Juneteenth is a holiday! Maybe you don’t want to go deep with the history and that’s okay. Just enjoy yourself!
Juneteenth Family Cruise 2023 T-Shirt
Speaking of enjoyment, what will your family do this Juneteenth? It might be a blast to go for a cruise! If your family’s like mine, everyone’s big on matching T-shirts for family trips.
Juneteenth Vibes T-Shirt
Are you feeling the freedom? Maybe you need a soft and breathable T-shirt for the hot summer celebration.
We print and ship within 2 business days or less. Moreover, we’ll send you the tracking number so that you can keep an eye on your order.
Juneteenth Independence Day T-Shirt
It’s pretty, isn’t it? It kind of makes us want to try this makeup at home.
T-shirt designs with big lettering are trending this year. And check out the pupil. It looks like a red reflection but it’s the date “1865”.
Juneteenth Butterfly 1865 T-Shirt
This design looks like an album cover from the 70s. The afro, the butterfly wings, and the vintage font make it a classic graphic. Imagine what Black women from 1865 would think if they knew what freedoms people enjoy today.
We hope your Juneteenth is a happy celebration this year! Be sure to order your shirts at least a week or two ahead of time so that you can wear them to the party. If you have any questions about our products or your order feel free to contact us.