30 Best Juneteenth Captions and Quotes for Instagram


Celebrate African American culture and freedom this Freedom Day with the best Juneteenth captions and quotes for Instagram!

Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day) is a yearly holiday in the United States, celebrating the effective end of slavery on June 19th, 1865. It became a federal holiday in 2021. There are so many ways to commemorate African American freedom and achievement on Juneteenth and all year long! Keep scrolling for the perfect Juneteenth quotes and Juneteenth captions for your Freedom Day posts this year:


Best Juneteenth Quotes

These carefully chosen Juneteenth quotes will ignite your inner activist this Freedom Day:

  • “Every year we must remind successive generations that this event triggered a series of events that one by one defines the challenges and responsibilities of successive generations. That’s why we need this holiday.” – Al Edwards
  • “Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.” – Coretta Scott King
  • “Whether it’s freedom to express, freedom to live, freedom to earn, freedom to thrive, freedom to learn, whatever it is, I want to make sure that I’m a part of these spaces and opening doors.” — Angela Rye
  • “In the end, anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism.” — Shirley Chisholm
  • “You may kill me with your hatefulness. But still, like air, I’ll rise.” — Maya Angelou
  • “We black folk, our history, and our present being are a mirror of all the manifold experiences of America. What we want, what we represent, what we endure is what America is. If we black folk perish, America will perish.” —Richard Wright
  • “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”— Nelson Mandela
  • “We are going to get out here, I am going to get out here and get something done. We have to wake up America. We have to make America uncomfortable like we’ve been uncomfortable for 400 years.” — Gwen Carr

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Juneteenth Captions

Celebrate freedom and be an ally in the movement toward equality by using one of these Juneteenth captions:

  • Celebrating black freedom
  • Juneteenth is the real Independence Day
  • Breaking every chain since 1865
  • Juneteenth: Celebrate Freedom
  • Freedom revisited
  • “Nah” – Rosa Parks, 1955
  • Juneteenth: we too must never forget
  • Free-ish since 1865 #juneteenth
  • Fight for your right
  • Nevertheless, she persisted
  • Black is beautiful
  • Good Juneteenth vibes only
  • I am black history

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Juneteenth Quotes for Instagram Captions

Stay inspired to keep fighting for equality with these Juneteenth quotes to use as Instagram captions:

  • “We are not ready to fight because we love fighting. We are ready to fight because we are worth fighting for.” ― Zoé Samudzi
  • “I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.” — Rosa Parks
  • “Say it loud. I’m black and I’m proud!” — James Brown
  • “If you dare to struggle, you dare to win. If you dare not struggle, then damn it, you don’t deserve to win.” — Fred Hampton
  • “We all require and want respect, man or woman, Black or white. It’s our basic human right.” – Aretha Franklin
  • “Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. They claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.” – Kwame Nkrumah
  • “I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.” — Frederick Douglass
  • “No violence will create peace…To effect change we must show love in the face of hate and peace in the face of violence.” — Beyonce
  • “I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.” — Harriet Tubman

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