Celebrate Juneteenth with the library.
- What is Juneteenth?
- Juneteenth marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. It is a day to commemorate the end of slavery after the Civil War as the news finally reached the last state in the union, Texas.
- When do we celebrate it?
- Juneteenth became a national holiday on June 17, 2021 and is celebrated annually on June 19.
- Where can I learn more?
- Learn more about Juneteenth’s history in Florida or the history of St. Augustine’s Lincolnville neighborhood with the Florida Memory Archive. Discover even more about the origins of Juneteenth by visiting the Gale in Context Research database.
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