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Sunday, June 19, 2005
Happy Juneteenth
Juneteenth, an unknown holiday in some parts of the country, marks the anniversary of the day in 1865 that black slaves were finally set free in Texas (2+ years after the Emancipation Proclamation - it took union troops arriving in the state). Juneteenth (June 19th) is celebrated mostly in the black south. 16 states have recognized it as an official holiday. More information.

Happy Juneteenth
posted by CB @ 9:41 AM  
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