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What Is Juneteenth? | HISTORY
19 Apr 2024 at 1:43am
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...

Juneteenth - Wikipedia
19 Apr 2024 at 9:21am
Juneteenth (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Its name is a portmanteau of the words "June" and "nineteenth", as it is celebrated on the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger ordered the final enforcement ...

Juneteenth | History, Meaning, Flag, Importance, & Facts ...
18 Apr 2024 at 5:12am
Juneteenth, holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, observed annually on June 19. It became a federal holiday in 2021. Organizations in a number of other countries also use the day to recognize the end of slavery and to celebrate the culture and achievements of African Americans.

Juneteenth: What It Is And How It Is Observed : NPR
18 Apr 2024 at 10:23pm
Whether you call it Emancipation Day, Freedom Day or the country's second Independence Day, Juneteenth is one of the most important anniversaries in our nation's history. On June 19, 1865, Maj ...

What Does Juneteenth Celebrate? The History of the Holiday | PBS
18 Apr 2024 at 5:33am
The History of the Holiday | PBS. Learn About and Celebrate Juneteenth. Published on June 15, 2022 | Last updated on August 09, 2023 by PBS. Share. Juneteenth celebrations have widely expanded...

Juneteenth: The History of a Holiday - The New York Times
18 Apr 2024 at 12:11am
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...

What is Juneteenth?and how did it become a federal holiday?
18 Apr 2024 at 10:23pm
EXPLAINER. Juneteenth is America?s second Independence Day?here?s why. Observed on June 19, the nation?s newest federal holiday commemorates the end of slavery in Texas. Here?s how it came to be...



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