The History of JuneteenthBook - 2016
Juneteenth is usually celebrated on June 19. It honors the day in 1865 when Union troops swept into Galveston, Texas, and told the elated slaves there that they were free. This accessible volume delves into the American Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the events that led to this special holiday for African Americans and everyone who celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. Carefully chosen photographs reflect this special commemoration, both in the past and today. Full-color photographs, For Further Information Section, Glossary, Index, Web Sites.
Publisher: New York, NY : Gareth Stevens, 
Characteristics: 24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.8 0.5 180071.
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