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Juneteenth Celebration 2021 flyer
Juneteenth Celebration 2021 flyer

Juneteenth Celebration 2021 flyer
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Interested Participants

 

Please click here to indicate your district's interest in joining the Juneteenth event

on June 18, 2021. 

 

Here are some activities you should consider:

Song, Dance, Drama, Poetry, Artwork, Spoken Word, Personal reflection on

the meaning of Juneteenth, etc. 

Juneteenth

is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth celebrates the liberation of African Americans from slavery in the U.S. Note, this was two and half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation—which became official on January 1, 1863.

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Why June 19th ?

The reason for it being celebrated on June 19 is because, on this day in 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army landed in Texas, he brought the news that the Civil War had ended and all slaves were free.

Why is Juneteenth important?

Juneteenth is an extremely important holiday in history, commemorating the day when the enslaved people of Texas learned that slavery had been abolished and that they are free.

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Juneteenth in Modern Times

Juneteenth today, celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. As it takes on a more national, symbolic and even global perspective, the events of 1865 in Texas are not forgotten, for all of the roots tie back to this fertile soil from which a national day of pride is growing.

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