Jun 19, 1866 CE: Juneteenth

Jun 19, 1866 CE: Juneteenth

On June 19, 1866, formerly enslaved Black people in the U.S. state of Texas celebrated a year of emancipation with the “Juneteenth” holiday.


9 - 12


Social Studies, Civics, U.S. History

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On June 19, 1866, people who were enslaved in Texas celebrated a year of emancipation with the “Juneteenth” holiday. Juneteenth celebrations quickly spread to the rest of the country. Today, Juneteenth activities include parades, musical performances, rodeos, and picnics. The food most affiliated with Juneteenth is cold strawberry soda!

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