Juneteenth Celebrates Freedom (Paperback)

Juneteenth Celebrates Freedom By Myra Faye Turner, Markia Jenai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Myra Faye Turner, Markia Jenai (Illustrator)
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In 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation declared that all enslaved people in Confederate States were legally free. But word traveled slowly during the Civil War. It wasn't until June 19, 1865--more than two months after the war ended--that the good news finally reached Galveston, Texas. From that moment forward, June 19 became a day to celebrate freedom--first in Texas and then across the country. How did Juneteenth develop over time, and what is the holiday's enduring legacy? Find out in an easy-to-read graphic novel that reveals why Juneteenth's evolution into a federal holiday is among the greatest moments in history.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781669016922
ISBN-10: 1669016927
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English