What is Juneteenth?

History of Juneteenth On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation, signed into law by Abraham Lincoln declared that “all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State… shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.”  This sounds good, but contrary to popular belief, it did not immediately free a single slave as the country was in the midst of a civil war. This was most evident in the state of Texas which was almost entirely under Confederate control.  On June 19, 1865, two and a half Read More …

Welcome to KBAC

Kent Black Action Commission is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization incorporated in Washington State. Kent Black Action Commission was born out of a need to have a forum for the African American Community to come together on issues that affect our community.  Whether that need concerns education, community resources, the job market, politics, health, or social interests, KBAC is the place to be. We are dedicated to sharing interests, issues, community concerns, activities, events and call to action the solutions which make all of our lives better. DIVERSITY  Although our focus is Read More …