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Juneteenth celebrations reiterate Freedom in Metro Detroit

Juneteenth Independence Day, Freedom Day, Emancipation Day, Black Independence Day, Jubilee Day, or simply Juneteenth, June 19th is a day to honor. The fairly new nationwide holiday celebration is rapidly rising.

A holiday observing the emancipation of those who were enslaved in the United States. This specific day marks the day the message arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 ensuring the last group of slaves were informed they were free.

Freedom Day is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. For years cities in Texas celebrated June 19th. In 1979 Te...


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