What does freedom mean to you?
Juneteenth is the traditional celebration of the day enslaved African Americans learned of their emancipation.
We’ll build a paper “quilt” stitching together your answers, on paper, to the question, “What does freedom mean to you?” There will also be educational opportunities to learn more about Juneteenth andits history.
On June 19, 1865 the last remaining slaves in the United States, in Texas, were declared free. This was more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is considered “Emancipation Day” or “Freedom Day” because all slaves were not free until word reached enslaved Africans in Texas that slavery had been abolished.
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