All Things Juneteenth
The History and Meaning of Juneteenth | The Daily
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What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Emancipation Day, and more, commemorates June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger announced the end of legalized slavery in Galveston, Texas. June 19th was first celebrated in Galveston and has spread throughout the United States in recent years as a way to celebrate the end of chattel slavery in the United States.
How is it celebrated?
"The first Juneteenth celebration took place in 1866 in Texas with community gatherings, including sporting events, cookouts, prayers, dances, parades, and the singing of spirituals like “Many Thousands Gone” and “Go Down Moses.” Some events even featured fireworks, which involved filling trees with gunpowder and setting them on fire." - Vox
"That banner with a bursting star in the middle is the Juneteenth Flag, a symbolic representation of the end of slavery in the United States.
The flag is the brainchild of activist Ben Haith, founder of the National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation (NJCF). Haith created the flag in 1997 with the help of collaborators, and Boston-based illustrator Lisa Jeanne Graf brought their vision to life.
The flag was revised in 2000 into the version we know today, according to the National Juneteenth Observation Foundation." - CNN
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This Is Why Juneteenth Is Important for America | The Root
Why all Americans should honor Juneteenth | Vox
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