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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

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The Coretta Scott King Honoree captures the history of Juneteenth in the new book, available now.

3828571702?profile=originalCapstone 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

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This weekend many of us will be attending Juneteenth celebrations across the country.  What better way is there to celebrate Freedom than by opposing those who enslave us mentally, spiritually and economically? ? For many years, the merchants of death have set up stores in our community and flooded it with high alcohol malt liquor. This Juneteenth we must fight against the genocide juice that they pump in Black neighborhoods!
Recently, Pabst Brewing Company, which has long exploi
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All Roads Lead to Juneteenth 2009

The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America lllllllllll Media Alert Contact: Njere Alghanee, NCC ncobrakazi@yahoo.com 404/587-2709 “ All Roads Lead to Juneteenth 2009 ” Atlanta, GA. NCOBRA, the National Coalition of Black for Reparations in America will convene its 20th Annual Conference in commemoration of Juneteenth (June 19, 1865), which became a celebration of jubilee for the enslaved Africans when the public notice of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 was finally d
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2009 National Juneteenth Events Schedule

(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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