Juneteenth acknowledges the end of slavery in the United States. Most people are unaware that there is a flag that represents this holiday. Let’s break it down. The arc represents new opportunities and promises for African Americans following the Civil War. The colors are a reminder that slaves and their descendants are Americans. The star symbolizes the Lone Star State, as it was in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 that the last enslaved people were informed of their freedom. The burst, also referred to as a nova or new star, represents new beginnings for African Americans throughout the United States.