Juneteenth Facts

Hat tip: Madameniore.com

Juneteenth is one of the most important days in African American history but we bet there’s still a lot you don’t know about this historic occasion.

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11 Responses to Juneteenth Facts

  1. Ametia says:

    Thanks for the photo gallery, SG2.

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  2. vitaminlover says:

    How interesting!

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  3. DENVER, CO, JUNE ,19, 2004 - The Juneteenth parade, beginning at Fuller Park in Denver. Chaunice Jones, 6, and the rest of the members of the cheering squad from the Syrian Temple NO. 49 from Denver, lead the way as the parade begins.(Denv

    HOUSTON) — Juneteenth 2014 marks 149 years of freedom. This year’s Juneteenth Parade will once again return to the park where it all began.

    Juneteenth, short for June 19th, pays tribute to the day Gen. Gordon Granger led two thousand federal troops into Galveston to announce the end of slavery in Texas.

    That was in 1865, nearly three years after President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

    A few years later, four former slaves bought 10 acres of land and dedicated it as Emancipation Park, the first public park in Texas.

    “It was Jack Yates, Elias Dibble, Richard Allen and Richard Brock, two pastors and two businessmen, civic leaders who cared about the future of their newly freed men and women,” Dorris Ellis with Friends of Emancipation Park said.

    Ellis says this year’s Juneteenth Parade will culminate at the park with a festival.

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  4. In Juneteenth News: Dallas Commissioners Mistakenly Approve Reparations For Black Communities.

    http://globalgrind.com/2014/06/19/dallas-commissioners-mistakenly-approve-reparations-black-communities-video/

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  5. Annual Juneteenth Festival Celebrated Around the World

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