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Juneteenth - Wikipedia
26 Sep 2023 at 12:25am
Juneteenth (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day) is a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Its name is a portmanteau of "June" and "nineteenth", as it is celebrated on the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when in the wake of the American Civil War , Major General Gordon Granger ordered the final ...

Juneteenth | History, Meaning, Flag, Importance, & Facts
25 Sep 2023 at 2:14am
Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It is also called Emancipation Day or Juneteenth Independence Day. The name ?Juneteenth? references the date of the holiday, combining the words ?June? and ?nineteenth.?

Juneteenth: What It Is And How It Is Observed : NPR
26 Sep 2023 at 6:09am
Emancipation Day is celebrated in 1905 in Richmond, Va., the onetime capital of the Confederacy. Library of Congress It goes by many names. Whether you call it Emancipation Day, Freedom Day or the...

What Is Juneteenth? | HISTORY
25 Sep 2023 at 1:17am
Juneteenth (short for ?June Nineteenth?) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The...

What Does Juneteenth Celebrate? The History of the Holiday | PBS
25 Sep 2023 at 2:24pm
Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021 after the U.S. Congress passed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act . Our friends at PBS KIDS for Parents have shared some great ideas if...

Juneteenth: How the US holiday is being celebrated - BBC News
26 Sep 2023 at 3:17am
Juneteenth is a celebration of the freedom, culture and empowerment of African-Americans. Two years ago President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which...

Juneteenth: The History of a Holiday - The New York Times
26 Sep 2023 at 2:06am
President Biden signed legislation in 2021 that made Juneteenth, which falls on June 19, a federal holiday, after interest in the day was renewed during the summer of 2020 and the nationwide...

A Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance, 2021
24 Sep 2023 at 1:06pm
Presidential Actions On June 19, 1865 ? nearly nine decades after our Nation?s founding, and more than 2 years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation ? enslaved Americans in...

Our American Story - Juneteenth | National Museum of African ...
25 Sep 2023 at 2:21am
This year marks the second anniversary since President Joe Biden named Juneteenth a federal holiday in 2021. As more Americans celebrate Juneteenth with family and community, it is vital to share the important historical legacy behind Juneteenth and recognize the long struggle to make it an officially recognized holiday.

What is Juneteenth? The history and meaning behind the holiday
23 Sep 2023 at 9:00pm
Juneteenth is an annual celebration that commemorates a specific date ? June 19, 1865, the day many enslaved people in Texas learned they had been freed. Since Juneteenth falls on a Sunday this...

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