Juneteenth (short for “June 19th”) marks
the day when federal troops arrived at Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control
of the state and ensure that all enslaved
people be freed. The troops’ arrival came
a full two and a half years after the signing
of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday.
Our booklist featuring 19 titles in celebration Juneteenth!
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