Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Juneteenth (1865) celebrating liberty!

Juneteenth (June 19th) holiday celebrates the announcement of Emancipation to then-slaves in 1865.  Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, but it didn't mean much until Union troops occupied an area. In 1868, with the Thirteenth Amendment, slavery was officially outlawed. 

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