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  • 21 June, 2020

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth

  • Juneteenth also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.
  • Originating in Texas, it is now celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States, with varying official recognition.
  • Specifically, it commemorates Union army general Gordon Granger announcing federal orders in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, proclaiming that all slaves in Texas were free.
  • President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation,1865 had officially outlawed slavery in Texas and the other states in rebellion against the Union almost two and a half years earlier.

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