juneteenth from its galveston texas origin in 1865 the observance of june 19 th as the african american emancipation day has spread across the united states and beyond today juneteenth commemorates african american freedom and emphasizes education and achievement, juneteenth also known as juneteenth independence day or freedom day is an american holiday that commemorates the june 19 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the us state of texas and more generally the emancipation of enslaved african americans throughout the former confederate states of americatexas was the most remote of the slave states and the emancipation , juneteenth short for june nineteenth is a holiday commemorating this day which marked the effective end of slavery in the united states granger read general orders no 3 which declared

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juneteenth is an annual holiday which occurs on june 19th and is observed in the united states it is one of the oldest celebrations of the abolition of slavery in the world while this holiday isnt an official government holiday in any us state it is recognized as a ceremonial observance in roughly half of , juneteenth a blending of the words june and nineteenth is the oldest known us celebration of the end of slavery it commemorates june 19 1865, juneteenth has been celebrated since texas slaves were told about their freedom on june 19 1865 heres what you need to know about the holiday

hosted annually within the 18th vine historic district juneteenth kc is an annual celebration of the emancipation of slaves in america and provides the backdrop to pay tribute to the leaders of the kansas city community, the first juneteenth the people of texas are informed that in accordance with a proclamation from the executive of the united states all slaves are free, submitted by michael sweeney on september 4 2018 juneteenth commemorates the june 19 1865 announcement by union general gordon granger to enslaved people in galveston texas that they were henceforth and forever free more than two years after president abraham lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation

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