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A basic overview for emergent readers of the Juneteenth holiday, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. Celebrated on June 19, this day commemorates the abolition of slavery and is an official holiday in 29 states. Photographs in the text reflect the short, easy-to-understand sentences that improve vocabulary and comprehension.
Paperback, 24 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Lerner Classroom (first published August 1st 2009)
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Rochetta G
Juneteenth or June 19 is significant because it was the day that slave in Texas heard they were free. This was two years after Abraham Lincoln freed slaved in the rebel states. This book is pretty self-explanatory, however, I found it interesting as I was choosing a nonfiction book. The timeline is as follows:
- 1619 – Black slaves were brought to America.
- January 1, 1863 – President Abraham Lincoln freed slaves in the rebel states.
- June 19, 1865 – Slaves in Texas heard the news that they we...more
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