Juneteenth (On My Own Holidays) (Paperback)

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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: 9780822559740
ISBN-10: 0822559749
Publisher: First Avenue Editions (Tm)
Publication Date: January 1st, 2006
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: On My Own Holidays (Paperback)