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Juneteenth: A Day to Celebrate but Also a Time to Remember
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Juneteenth (historically known as Jubilee Day) is the oldest celebration that commemorates the emancipation of slavery in the United States. Yet, the meaning and historical significance of Juneteenth remains a mystery to many. Most do not identify Juneteenth as American history, only Black history. However, it is critical to understand Juneteenth’s correlation to American history, the events that led to Juneteenth and the prolonged battle for equality that continues today. Let's dive in! AUSTIN, TEXAS - The Texas African American History Memorial Photo credit: Moab Republic, Shutterstock Slavery: American History That Is Often Overlooked Before we can talk...