Juneteenth : a day to celebrate freedom from slavery
|Format:||Print Book 2003|
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On June 19, 1865, slaves in Texas were formally notified that they had been emancipated, or given their freedom. This day became an annual holiday known as "Juneteenth," and it is celebrated today with food, fireworks, and community and family parties that commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Author Angela Leeper explains the history of slavery from the first arrival in Jamestown in 1619 to the end of the Civil War, and describes Juneteenth celebrations held today all across the country. Full-color photographs and a craft section help the reader understand more about Juneteenth, and why all Americans should celebrate freedom.
ContentsWhat is Juneteenth?
Early African-American history
Early Juneteenth celebrations
Juneteenth becomes a holiday
-- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- Texas -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Texas -- Galveston -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Anniversaries, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow,2003
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.