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JUNETEENTH 140th ANNIVERSARY



 

The year 2005 marked the 140th year anniversary of Juneteenth. All across the United States, and beyond, celebrations commemorated this historical event of 1865 in Galveston, Texas.  There, on June 19th, when word of the emancipation proclamation finally reached the enslaved, a new and uncertain way of life began.  Today, 140 years since, African Americans have elevated this celebration, publicly and privately to one of the most important of the year.

The 140th year anniversary celebrations across the U.S. marked a significant milestone in American history. Juneteenth serves symbolically, and in reality, as a reference point from which to measure and appreciate the progress and contributions made by African Americans to this society.

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Photos from your 140th anniversary celebration are requested for the Juneteenth Anniversary Year Book. Email photos to: photos@juneteenth.com

Attention: With even more excitement, anticipation and world wide participation, the 150th Anniversary Campaign is underway. Click here to learn more about this exciting campaign and how you can get involved.

 
 

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