Juneteenth

The next celebration for freedom-lovers and booklovers is coming up...JUNETEENTH (June 19th).

Here's a selection of interesting articles and a history of the holiday as first celebrated in Texas in 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Tallahassee Democrat

Website for Juneteenth

History of the celebration

a Review of Ellison's novel published posthumously.

Thanks to Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D. for pointing to www.Juneteenth.us and www.19thofJune.com

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