Juneteenth : a day to celebrate freedom from slavery

by Leeper, Angela.

Format: Print Book 2003
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Summary
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.
Contents
What is Juneteenth?
Early African-American history
Early Juneteenth celebrations
Juneteenth becomes a holiday
Juneteenth today.

Additional Information
Subjects Juneteenth -- 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.
Juneteenth.
Slavery.
Holidays.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow,2003
Language English
Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0766022064 (hardcover)
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