Sat, Jun 19 | Tucson, AZ 85712

Juneteenth Celebration

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Juneteenth Celebration

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Jun 19, 6:00 PM
Tucson, AZ 85712

About the Event

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Juneteenth independence day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America, outside Native American lands. Texas was the most remote of the slave states, and the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863, was not enforced there until after the Confederacy collapsed. The name of the observance is a portmanteau of "June" and "nineteenth", the date of its celebration.

The Mascogos, descendants of Black Seminoles, of Coahuila, Mexico also celebrate Juneteenth.[

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