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Juneteenth Book List: Overview


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.


"Juneteenth Booklist"

Our booklist featuring 19 titles in celebration Juneteenth!

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