Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States honoring African American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a combination of June and nineteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States honoring African American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a combination of June and nineteenth

JUNETEENTH, JUNE 19, 1865  |   came to mark a new beginning and a true independence day for African American Texans. The first official Texas Juneteenth celebration was organized by the Freedmen’s Bureau and it was held in Austin in 1867.   For many years resolutions recognizing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day have been introduced in Congress by a number of senators and the hope is that some day, the Juneteenth is recognized as a national holiday.

JUNETEENTH, JUNE 19, 1865 | came to mark a new beginning and a true independence day for African American Texans. The first official Texas Juneteenth celebration was organized by the Freedmen’s Bureau and it was held in Austin in 1867. For many years resolutions recognizing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day have been introduced in Congress by a number of senators and the hope is that some day, the Juneteenth is recognized as a national holiday.

Emancipation Day, TX pictures | Clip Art for National Juneteenth Day

National Juneteenth Day

Emancipation Day, TX pictures | Clip Art for National Juneteenth Day

Juneteenth also called Freedom or Emancipation Day, celebrates the day that the abolition of slavery was announced in Texas on June 19th 1865.

Juneteenth also called Freedom or Emancipation Day, celebrates the day that the abolition of slavery was announced in Texas on June 19th 1865.

This has been my favorite Juneteenth graphic for five years, and I apologize for the joyous, even frivolous, "feel" after the horrendous events this week. I just don't have the energy to look for anything more somber. Thanks for following this board and be safe. ~Rexi44, 6/19/2015

June 19, 2010 – Juneteenth Day

This has been my favorite Juneteenth graphic for five years, and I apologize for the joyous, even frivolous, "feel" after the horrendous events this week. I just don't have the energy to look for anything more somber. Thanks for following this board and be safe. ~Rexi44, 6/19/2015

Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, shares her frank and honest opinion about the Juneteenth Day Celebration.  Visit: http://sewalott.com/

Malcolm X's daughter on Juneteenth: 'We're in denial of the African holocaust'

Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, shares her frank and honest opinion about the Juneteenth Day Celebration. Visit: http://sewalott.com/

Join the Juneteenth Handbook site in promoting and sharing information about the Juneteenth Day Celebration.

Join the Juneteenth Handbook site in promoting and sharing information about the Juneteenth Day Celebration.

What is Juneteenth, anyway? It's a day where thousands of slaves were freed — two months after the Civil War ended - Elkhart Truth

What is Juneteenth, anyway? It's a day where thousands of slaves were freed — two months after the Civil War ended - Elkhart Truth

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