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JUNETEENTH

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WHAT IS JUNETEENTH? 
Juneteenth is a “black English” colloquialism that is a combination of two words—a contraction of the words “June” and “nineteenth,” and it signifies a festival of freedom—an annual celebration to remember the end of chattel slavery in America. Read more in the Oxford African American Studies Center.

 

ARTICLES 
Resource Center celebrates Juneteenth. Gainesville Sun, June 17, 2012.

The Seeds of Survival. By Michael Tortorello. New York Times, June 13, 2012.

When Were Blacks Truly Freed From Slavery? theroot.com, June 15, 2012.

Kay Bailey Hutchison urges Juneteenth emancipation holiday. By Melanie Eversley, USA TODAY, June 19, 2012.

JUNETEENTH 2016 - GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA

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