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Juneteenth : Our Day

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Juneteenth: Our Day of Freedom  
Sharon Dennis Wyeth, Kim Holt (Illustrated by)
Trade Paperback (2022)
Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American & Black
Ages 5 to 8, Grades K to 3
48 pages
Series: Step into Reading
8.9 in H | 6 in W | 0.2 in T | 0.2 lb Wt

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Some call it Freedom Day; some call it Emancipation Day; some call it Juneteenth. Learn more about this important holiday that celebrates the end of chattel slavery in the United States in this Step 3 History Reader.

On June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, a group of enslaved men, women, and children in Texas gathered. Order Number 3 was read, proclaiming that they were no longer enslaved–they were free. People danced, wept tears of joy, and began to plan their new lives. Juneteenth became an annual celebration that is observed by more and more Americans with parades, picnics, family gatherings, and reflection on the words of historical figures, to mark the day when freedom truly rang for all.

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Weight 0.2 lbs
Dimensions 8.9 × 6 × 0.2 in
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