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Juneteenth: Home

Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. This guide highlights resources exploring this important celebration from Valencia and beyond .

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth, an emancipation celebration, is recognized all over the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union Army officer Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced the emancipation of all slaves in Texas. Thus was established one of the most enduring Emancipation Day celebrations in the United States, popularly known as Juneteenth, which marks the formal end of African enslavement.

MLA Citation:

Brooks, Christopher. "Juneteenth." African American Experience, african


The History Behind Juneteenth

Web Resources


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Lisa Clousing - Valencia College
Valencia College-West Campus