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Celebrate Juneteenth!

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Coming up soon is the Juneteenth holiday. Come explore how it all started and how we still celebrate it today!

 In 1866, Union General Gordon Granger declared June 19 "a day of jubilee" and told people to celebrate with parades, picnics, and other fun events. But the first official Juneteenth celebrations didn't happen until 1909, when African Americans in Galveston, Texas put on a parade to mark the day.

 Juneteenth is a day to celebrate the end of slavery, but it is also the start of the Reconstruction Era. During this time in American history, the South held its first free elections after the Civil War. It was also the start of the fight for African Americans' civil rights.

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