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June 19, an African-American holiday commemorating the date in 1865 when many slaves in Texas learned they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863).


an annual celebration in the United States on June 19 to mark the emancipation of slaves after the American Civil War


June 19, celebrated by African-Americans as the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865.
[1935–40; b. june + nineteenth]
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uk/walker 2 JUNETEETH Crafts, Sat & Sun, 1-4pm GRAB the glue and get ready for some fun as you learn about the importance of the African American holiday Juneteenth in this familyfriendly activity.
Day; the Holocaust was recognized in April; Juneteeth, the celebration of the end of slavery in the U.
During this season of Juneteeth, Black Issues Book Review lifts up the voices of the ancestors in celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation's 140th anniversary.