Approaching the third year of the Civil War, on September 22nd, 1862, President Lincoln issued an executive order known as the Emancipation Proclamation. This declaration was the announcement "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free." The Emancipation Proclamation became official on January 1, 1863. However, it was not until, June 19th, 1865 that Major General Gordon Granger and roughly 2000 Union soldiers descended onto Galveston, Texa
The Coretta Scott King Honoree captures the history of Juneteenth in the new book, available now.
Capstone Young Readers, a leading publisher of children's books and digital products and services, announces for February release Juneteenth for Mazie, just in time for Black History Month. This beautiful story by award-winning author and illustrator Floyd Cooper will captivate both children and adults.
June 19, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Emancipation
(Belzoni, Mississippi) - The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF), National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC), and Juneteenth America, Inc. (JAI) announces the 2009 National Juneteenth Events Schedule. The establishment of Juneteenth as a National Holiday Observance, the preservation of our African-American jazz legacy and providing opportunities for reconciliation and healing from the legacy of slavery are among the goals of the annual events. "We hope that our even
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