Juneteenth

Juneteenth

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Overview

June 19th, 1865, began as another hot day in Texas. Enslaved African Americans worked in fields, in barns, and in the homes of the white people who owned them. Then a message arrived. Freedom! Slavery had ended! The Civil War had actually ended in April. It took two months for word to reach Texas. Still the joy of that amazing day has never been forgotten. Every year, people all over the United States come together on June 19th to celebrate the end of slavery. Join in the celebration of Juneteenth, a day to remember and honor freedom for all people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822559740
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2006
Series: On My Own Holidays Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 924,857
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 9 Years

About the Author

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson is the author of The Book Itch, as well as three Coretta Scott King Award-winning books: No Crystal Stair, Bad News for Outlaws, and Almost to Freedom. She is a former youth services librarian in New Mexico. Visit her online vaundanelson.com.

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