How Do You Celebrate Juneteenth?
Learn More About The Holiday And How Different Communities Celebrate
By Beatrice Alvarez
Juneteenth is the day that commemorates the end of slavery in the confederate states. The word "Juneteenth" is a combination of "June" and "nineteenth," which is the day in 1865 when the Union Army established authority over Texas. It was the date that the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached the freed slaves in one of the furthest edges of the Union at the time. Although the annual celebration began there, it is widely recognized in communities across the United States. Celebrations are as varied as our individual experiences, but they share the same message of freedom's joy at heart.
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