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What is Juneteenth and How is it Celebrated?

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What is Juneteenth and How is it Celebrated?

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is celebrated annually on June 19. Every year on this day, families throughout the U.S. gather to commemorate African-American freedom, as it was on this day in 1865  two-and-a-half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation  that the slaves in Texaswere finally liberated. This important day in American history is now marked throughout the country with parades, reunions, speeches, and enormous barbecues.