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Juneteenth Freedom Day

Diaspora Holidays
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This event begins 06/19/2019 and repeats every year forever

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Juneteenth (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day and also known as Jubilee DayEmancipation DayFreedom Day, and Black Independence Day) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

Celebrations date to 1866, at first involving church-centered community gatherings in Texas. They spread across the South and became more commercialized in the 1920s and 1930s, often centering on a food festival. Participants in the Great Migration out of the South carried their celebrations to other parts of the country. During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, these celebrations were eclipsed by the nonviolent determination to achieve civil rights but grew in popularity again in the 1970s with a focus on African American freedom and African American arts. Beginning with Texas by proclamation in 1938, and by legislation in 1979, 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have formally recognized the holiday in various ways. With its adoption in certain parts of Mexico, the holiday became an international holiday. Juneteenth is celebrated by the Mascogos, descendants of Black Seminoles who escaped from slavery in 1852 and settled in Coahuila, Mexico.

 

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