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JUNETEENTH 140th & 150th 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, 150 years since, African Americans have elevated this celebration, publicly and privately to one of the most important of the year.

The 140th & 150th year anniversary celebrations across the U.S. marked  significant milestones 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 and 150th anniversary celebrations are requested for the Juneteenth Anniversary Year Book. Email photos to: photos@juneteenth.com

 
 

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