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What is Juneteenth? - A Resource Guide: Juneteenth


Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 when the news reached enslaved African Americans in Texas that the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed by President Lincoln two years earlier in 1863. This day celebrates the ending of enslavement and the culture and contributions of African Americans.  To learn more, explore the resources.

Juneteenth: Past and Present

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