Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What IS Juneteenth?

What Is Juneteenth?

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: Learn about the most popular annual celebration of black emancipation.

Official Juneteenth Committee, Austin, Texas, June 19, 1900 (courtesy of Austin History Center, Austin Public Library)
Editor's note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers, author of the 1934 book 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof, to whom these "amazing facts" are an homage.
(The Root) -- Amazing Fact About the Negro No. 36: What is Juneteenth and why are 42 states and the District of Columbia celebrating it this year?

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