What is juneteenth?

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday celebrated on June 19th in the United States. It marks the day in 1865 when the last remaining enslaved African Americans in Texas were notified of their freedom, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation had been issued by President Abraham Lincoln. Juneteenth is a day of celebration and reflection, and it is observed in many states with parades, festivals, and other events. It is also seen as an important day in the history of the United States and the ongoing struggle for racial justice.






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