The story behind Juneteenth
|Format:||Print Book 2020|
|Availability:||Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 12 copies|
Juneteenth, which is celebrated each year on June 19th, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. This holiday began in 1865, more than two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. News spread much slower back then, and when slaves in Texas finally learned of their freedom, the holiday was born. In this book, readers are given an in-depth look at the history of Juneteenth, including the events leading up to its creation. Readers will love learning about how this important moment in U.S. history is celebrated each year.
Slavery in the United States
The Emancipation Proclamation
A forgotten holiday
On the rise.
|Series||Holiday histories (PowerKids Press)|
-- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- Texas -- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Social life and customs.
Slaves -- Emancipation.
|Publisher|| New York :PowerKids Press,2020
|Other Titles|| Juneteenth
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.