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Teaching Juneteenth: A celebration of the end of slavery in the US

Juneteenth: A celebration of the end of slavery in the US

Juneteenth, a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, has its roots in the joyful celebrations of newly freed enslaved people in Texas at the end of the Civil War. It is thought to be the oldest continuous celebration of emancipation for more than 150 years running. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day, has been more popular some years than others, but it has probably never been as strong a tradition as it is today.

Original by Stephanie Hall, adapted by Actively Learn staff
Library of Congress


What is Juneteenth and why do we celebrate it?
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RI.7 - Diverse Media


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