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  1. Juneteenth (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day and also known as Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, Freedom 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.
  2. April 27, 1960, Togo gained its independence from the French Empire.
  3. April 26, 1964, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania. December 9, 1961, Tanganyika gained its independence from the British Empire. December 10, 1963, Zanzibar gained its independence from the British Empire.
  4. April 18, 1980, Zimbabwe gained its independence from the British Empire.
  5. January 1, 1804, Haitian-Afrikan slaves outran French soldiers and declared their independence, making Haiti the first republic in the Americas to be governed by a majority Afrikan population.
  6. Khamisi

    Emancipation Day

    Emancipation Day is observed in many former European colonies in the Caribbean and areas of the United States on various dates to commemorate the emancipation of slaves of African descent. The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 that abolished slavery throughout the British Empire came into force the following year, on 1 August 1834. Only slaves below the age of six were freed. Enslaved people older than six years of age were redesignated as "apprentices" and required to work, 40 hours per week without pay, as part of compensation payment to their former owners. Full emancipation was finally achieved at midnight on 31 July 1838. On August 1, 1985, Trinidad and Tobago became the first independent country to declare a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery.
  7. Emancipation Day is celebrated on December 1 in South Africa, most notably in the city of Cape Town. The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 came into full effect in the Cape Colony on the December 1, 1838, after a four-year period of forced apprenticeship. About 39,000 enslaved people were freed and £1.2 million ($1.29 million) – of £3 million originally set aside by the British government – was paid out in compensation to 1,300 former slave holding farmers in the colony.
  8. March 20, 1956, Tunisia gained its independence from the French Empire.
  9. Emancipation Day in&nbsp:Barbados&nbsp:is part of the annual "Season of Emancipation", which began in 2005. The Season runs from April 14 to August 23. Commemorations include: the anniversary of Bussa's rebellion, a major slave rebellion in 1816, April 14 National Heroes Day, April 28; Crop Over festival, which includes May, June and the first week of August Africa Day, May 25 Day of National Significance, which commemorates the Labour Rebellion of 1937, July 26 Emancipation Day, August 1 birthday of Marcus Garvey, August 17 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23

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