June 19 is Juneteenth, celebrating the day in 1865 when the last enslaved Black people in the United States learned they had been freed from bondage.

What is Juneteenth, and why is it important?

Karlos K. Hill and Soraya Field Fiorio

What Is Juneteenth?

The celebration of the Juneteenth Holiday and how the Emancipation Proclamation helped change the Civil War course is one for the history books. Join us today as we share interesting facts from a day that celebrates freedom for African Americans. Combining the name June and the number 19, the origins of this celebration are shared here with us on Youtube about General Gordon Granger delivering the news that slavery had ended causing enslaved people to celebrate their freedom.

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The Truth About Juneteenth

The Truth About Juneteenth, Daniel J. Middleton discusses the Juneteenth celebration, which originated in Galveston, Texas with the June 19, 1865 announcement of General Order No. 3. 

Why all Americans should honor Juneteenth

An historian explains the history and significance of the holiday. 

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