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Celebrating the Juneteenth Day Holiday, from the Juneteenth Handbook.

Celebrating the Juneteenth Day Holiday, from the Juneteenth Handbook.

Join the Juneteenth Handbook site in promoting and sharing information about the Juneteenth Day Celebration.

Join the Juneteenth Handbook site in promoting and sharing information about the Juneteenth Day Celebration.

Tote Bag for celebrating the first day of Juneteenth Day Celebration.   sewalott.com

Juneteenth North Star collection wear and keepsakes.

When did you first become aware of the Juneteenth Day Celebration?

When did you first become aware of the Juneteenth Day Celebration?

Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of and granted their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 13 other contiguous states as “Juneteenth”.  This is a photo of a Juneteenth celebration in Austin, Texas, in 1900.

The official Juneteenth Committee in East Woods Park, Austin, Texas on June Juneteenth marks what is arguably the most significant event in American history after independence itself—the eradication of American slavery.

Imagine being free after 28 years of slavery. Thomas Lewis Johnson didn’t have to imagine it. He lived it. Incredibly, he wrote about it too, giving us a remarkable insight into the life of a slave, missionary and human rights campaigner.

Thomas Lewis Johnson spent 28 years as a slave in Virginia before becoming a British citizen and eventually settling in Bournemouth.

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