Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of African-American slaves. It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it... Wikipedia

  • Also called:  Juneteenth National Independence Day, Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day (TX), Freedom Day, Black Independence Day
  • Observed by:  United States
  • Significance:  Emancipation of slaves in states in rebellion against the Union
  • Observances:  African American history, culture and progress
  • Date:  June 19
  • date:  June 19
  • Frequency:  annual
  • First time:  June 19, 1866 (celebration), June 19, 2021 (federal holiday)
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