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Juneteenth: Emancipation Day

The celebration of the day the news of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached slaves in Galveston Texas, 2 years and 6 months later.

Juneteenth: Emancipation Day

Emancipation came 2 years and 6 months late to the enslaved being held in bondage in Texas. In fact, this news didn't reach these men, women, and children until after the Gettysburg Address, the assassination of President Lincoln, and the beginning of the end of the Civil War.


This guide has a variety of resources for the exploration of Juneteenth.