Society Holidays Juneteenth
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Juneteenth, or June 19, 1865, is considered the date when the last slaves in America were freed. For many African-Americans, it has come to symbolize what the Fourth of July symbolizes for all Americans ... freedom.

Sites listed in this category should be suitable for visitors of all ages. Sites provide material related to Juneteenth, including historical background, holiday stories and poems, graphics, and ideas for celebrating. Sites may also provide information for parents and teachers, such as suggested family activities and lesson plans.

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Emancipation Proclamation
Time line of events that led up to the Emancipation Proclamation which abolished slavery in the United States.
Handbook of Texas Online: Juneteenth
History of the holiday that had its origins when Texas freed its slaves; includes a bibliography.
History of Juneteenth
From the Black Experience page of the Electronic Village.
Juneteenth World Wide Celebration
History of the holiday, registry of organizations and commemoration events in the U.S. and internationally, ideas on how to celebrate, products for sale, and other news and information.
Juneteenth: Real History
A personal reflection on the holiday and on Galveston.
National Association of Juneteenth Lineage
NAJL supports and provides resources for African American cultural awareness and community revitalization. Also supports and helps to organize festivals such as Juneteenth.
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