by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (Author), Drew Nelson (Author), Mark Schroder (Illustrator)

 

June 19th, 1865, began as another hot day in Texas. African American slaves worked in fields, in barns, and in the homes of the white people who owned them. Then a message arrived. Freedom! Slavery had ended! The Civil War had actually ended in April. It took two months for word to reach Texas. Still the joy of that amazing day has never been forgotten. Every year, people all over the United States come together on June 19th to celebrate the end of slavery. Join in the celebration of Juneteenth, a day to remember and honor freedom for all people.

Juneteenth

SKU: 9780822559740
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  • ISBN: 9780822559740
    Publisher: First Avenue Editions
    Binding: Paperback
    Pub Date: January 01, 2006
    Copyright Date: 2006

    Target Age Group: 07 to 10

    Pages: 48

     

    -Slavery    -Slaves
    -Texas    -United States
    -Social life and customs    -Emancipation
    -Juneteenth    -African Americans