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The History and Importance of the National Holiday Juneteenth

A collection of Primary, Secondary, and Images of the history of Juneteenth. Here you can discover a variety of sources explaining and describing the history of Juneteenth and how it is now a national holiday.

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The article "Juneteenth" describes the origins and history on how the celebration became nation wide over the course of the years.


Official General Orders, No. 3.

Official General Orders, No. 3.

This image demonstrates the official orders given by General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865 published on the Galveston Daily News, June 21, 1865.

William H. Robinson. From Log Cabin to the Pulpit, or,Fifteen Years in Slavery.

William H. Robinson tells his experience of being freed by the Union Troops while traveling with his master, a confederate soldier, in his narrative, From Log cabin to the Pulpit, or, Fifteen Years in Slavery.

Booker T. Washington, 1856-1915. Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

Up From Slavery is an autobiography written by Booker T. Washington describing the moment the Union officer read the Emancipation Proclamation on the Virginia plantation.

TSHA | Slavery

The article, Slavery, written by Randolph B. Campbell speaks upon the history of slavery here in the state of Texas from its roots until the day General Gordon Granger set them all free.

Juneteenth 2020: What It Is, How to Celebrate | Entertainment Tonight

In this article you will be able to find how Juneteenth is celebrated in the 21st century and how it is incorporated into pop culture.


Miss Juneteenth

Miss Juneteenth

This movie directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples is an example of how the holiday Juneteenth is being incorporated into pop culture.