Juneteenth, or June 19, 1865, is considered the date when the last slaves in America were freed. For many African-Americans, it has come to symbolize what the Fourth of July symbolizes for all Americans... freedom. Sites listed in this section should be suitable for visitors of all ages. Sites provide material related to Juneteenth, including historical background, holiday stories and poems, graphics, and ideas for celebrating. Sites may also provide information for parents and teachers, such as suggested family activities and lesson plans. Juneteenth Holidays Society.
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. Its name is a portmanteau of "June" and "nineteenth", the date of its celebration. Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in forty-five states.
- Slavery in the United States - Slavery in the United States was the legal institution of human chattel enslavement, primarily of Africans and African Americans, that existed in the United States of America in the 18th and 19th centuries.
- Emancipation Day - Emancipation Day is observed in many former European colonies in the Caribbean and areas of the United States on various dates to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent.
- Negro Election Day - Negro Election Day is a festival that began during 1741 in several towns of New England as part of the local election of the black representative of that community.
- History of African Americans in Texas
- 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution - The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. In Congress, it was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House on January 31, 1865.
- Serfs Emancipation Day - Serfs Emancipation Day, on March 28, is an annual holiday in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, which celebrates the emancipation of serfs in Tibet. The holiday was adopted by the Tibetan legislature on January 19, 2009, and was promulgated that same year.
- African-American festivals
- Culture of Galveston, Texas
- Texas in the American Civil War
- Texas state holidays
- African-American events
- From History of Juneteenth www
From the Black Experience page of the Electronic Village. History of Juneteenth.
- Time Emancipation Proclamation www
Time line of events that led up to the Emancipation Proclamation which abolished slavery in the United States. Emancipation Proclamation.
- History Juneteenth World Wide Celebration www
History of the holiday, World Wide Celebration, registry of organizations and commemoration events in the U.S. and internationally, ideas on how to celebrate, products for sale, and other news and information. Juneteenth World Wide Celebration.
- NAJL National Association of Juneteenth Lineage www
NAJL supports and provides resources for African American cultural awareness and community revitalization. Association of Juneteenth Lineage. Also supports and helps to organize festivals such as Juneteenth. National Association of Juneteenth Lineage.
- A Juneteenth: Real History www
A personal reflection on the holiday and on Galveston. Juneteenth: Real History.
- History Handbook of Texas Online: Juneteenth www
History of the holiday that had its origins when Texas freed its slaves; includes a bibliography. Handbook of Texas Online: Juneteenth.
- The New Philadelphia: A Pioneer Town www
The New Philadelphia Association researches, Philadelphia: A Pioneer Town, preserves and celebrates the history of New Philadelphia, Pike County, Illinois. Tells the story of former slaves who built a racially integrated town before the Civil War. New Philadelphia: A Pioneer Town.
- The The Southern Experience in 19th Century America www
The narrative of Bethany Veney, Southern Experience in 19th Century America, a slave woman in Virginia. The Southern Experience in 19th Century America.
- Alexa: Juneteenth Holidays
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Juneteenth Holidays
- DMOZ: Juneteenth Holidays
dmoz.org Directory: Juneteenth Holidays