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What Does Juneteenth Celebrate?

Published by Anne Johnson on

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV featured Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on the history and significance of the Juneteenth holiday.

“You can mark and trace the occasion [Juneteenth] to Texas, to a southern state. And it is Texas slaves, who weren’t any longer slaves, they were free, but word hadn’t reached them yet. They hadn’t been apprised of their status as American citizens, finally, after all this time.”

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